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Title: A comparative study of ebibindwom: an akan oral art form
Authors: Djangmah, Lloyd Alexander
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2003
Series/Report no.: 3825;
Abstract: There are various approaches to the study of Comparative Literature; and the approaches or categories on which this research is based are genres, inter-relations of literature and translation. The study sets out to critically attempt a comprehensive study of ebibindwom, an Akan oral art form found in some Ghanaian societies. In the study itself an attempt is made to examine ebibindwom in relation to music, particularly that of the Christian church and that of the Moslem sect. There is evidence from selected works from both the Christian and Moslem religions to validate the assertion of ebibindwom as an oral art form. The question about what needs ebibindwom fulfils or what its contribution is towards the social, religious and emotional life of Ghanaians is part of what the research seeks to answer. It also examines how certain individuals and religious groups have nurtured ebibindwom to its present state. This study traces the historical events that brought ebibindwom into the limelight to become an art form worth studying. Ebibindwom is also examined against the background of some Akan oral art forms to bring out the semblances in them. In order to complement the work of African scholars, researchers and poets, this study has been designed to further assist in exploiting this apparently unexploited area of oral literature. In the light of what has been discussed an attempt will be made to look at the future of ebibindwom with the view to sustaining it for the future. For ease of study a translation of some ebibindwom texts has been done to offer the reader the opportunity to better appreciate the song texts. By so doing this largely neglected aspect of oral literature has been into mainstream study.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Languages, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts, 2003
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2067
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