Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology by Isidore Okpewho

By Isidore Okpewho

The Ozidi Saga is certainly one of Africa's most sensible identified prosimetric epics, set within the Delta sector of Nigeria. Blood at the Tides examines the epic -- a story of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- either for example of oral literature and as a mirrored image of the explicit social and political issues of the Nigerian Delta and the rustic as awhole. additionally the publication considers quite a few iterations of the saga, together with a functionality of the complete saga in 1963 in Ibadan by means of the folks artist Okabou Okobolo, which used to be hence transcribed, translated, and edited through the well known Nigerian poet, playwright, and student John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo. The research concludes with a glance on the paintings of up to date Nigerian inventive writers andtheir connection to the robust literary and old currents of the Ozidi story.

Isidore Okpewho is uncommon Professor of Africana reports, English, and Comparative Literature atBinghamton collage (SUNY). he's the writer of The Epic in Africa, Myth in Africa, African Oral Literature, and Once upon a Kingdom. An award-winning novelist, he has released 4 titles: The Victims, The final Duty, Tides, and Call Me by means of My Rightful Name.

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Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)

The Ozidi Saga is one in all Africa's most sensible identified prosimetric epics, set within the Delta quarter of Nigeria. Blood at the Tides examines the epic -- a story of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- either for instance of oral literature and as a mirrored image of the explicit social and political matters of the Nigerian Delta and the rustic as awhole.

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