[Mansa-l] Mande tales in English

charles.riley@yale.edu charles.riley@yale.edu
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:02:03 -0500


Another pick is available from this list:
http://www.mothertongue.us/#pubs

Dr. Kassim Kone's Zirinw ni Manaw, a collection of 25 Bambara folktales first
published in 1994, with English translations.


Quoting "Julie L. Strand" <jstrand@wesleyan.edu>:

> Oops, you were looking for folktales - then try this one:
>
> _Nsiirin! Nsiirin! Jula Folktales from West Africa_ by Eren Giray 
> (1996, Michigan State University Press).  These were collected in the 
> region of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and the book contains the 
> original Jula text alongside the English translations.
>
> Best,
> Julie
>
> At 11:29 AM 11/15/2005, Ingse Skattum wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm giving a course at the University of Oslo in "African oral
>> literature : theory and texts", in the spring term of 2006. I have so
>> far taught in French, but for the first time I will have students who
>> don't speak French. So I will have to base my course on English
>> translations. The texts will be Manding, and I had planned to use
>> Katrin Pfeiffer's Mandinka Spoken Art to illustrate the genre of
>> tales, but they tell me it's no longer available.
>>
>> Do any of you know of other Manding tales available in English
>> translation?
>>
>> Ingse Skattum
>>
>>
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