Oral Traditions as Philosophy: Okot P'bitek's Legacy for African Philosophy

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2001)

Abstract
This is a study of the Ugandan poet and cultural critic Okot p'Bitek. In his poems and critical essays, Okot engages with the oral traditions of his people—the songs, dances, funeral dirges, and so forth—seeing them as manifestations of the people's philosophy of life. Imbo's book aims to make explicit the philosophical questions raised in Okot's work, placing them within the wider picture of contemporary African philosophy as a whole
Keywords p'Bitek, Okot   Oral tradition   Philosophy in literature
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