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Title: When orature becomes literature: Somali oral poetry and folktales in Somali novels
Authors: Moolla, Fiona F.
Discipline: Center for Somali Studies List of Subjects::Literature
Xoghayaha Xarunta Cilmibaarista Soomaaliyeed::Suugaan
Soggettario Centro Studi Somalo::LETTERATURA
Keywords: orality
oral poetry
oral tradition
Somali novel
folk tales
war aan qornayn
maanso aan qornayn
hidde afeed
sheeko soomaali
sheeko dhaqameed
poesia orale
tradizione orale
romanzo somalo
favole popolari
Issue Date: 2012
Type: article
Journal: Comparative Literature Studies
Call Number: Originale conservato presso il Centro Studi Somali (
Pages: 434-462
Abstract: The article discusses Somali literature, with particular focus given to the influence of Somali oral poetry and folk tales on modern novels. The difference between the concepts of orature and oral literature is examined, and the history of print and oral literary culture coexisting in Somalia is commented on.
Maqaalku wuxuu ka hadlayaa suugaanta soomaaliyeed, gaar ahaan sida maansada soomaaliyeed ee hore iyo sheeka dhaqammeedu ay u saameeyeen sheekooyinka casriga ah. Wuxuu baaraya sida ay isugu dhex jiraan suugaanta aan qornayn iyo dhaqanka daabacaadda.
L'articolo tratta della letteratura somala, dedicando particolare attenzione all'influenza della poesia orale somala e delle favole popolari sui romanzi moderni. Viene esaminata la differenza tra i concetti di "oratoria" e letteratura orale e descritta la storia della cultura della stampa e della letteratura orale, coesistenti in Somalia.
Language: en
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