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Title: Sandawe oral literature
Author: Raa, W. F. E. R. ten
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1967
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The Sandawe of central Tanzania have a simpler material culture than their neighbours, but oral art is important and forms an indispensable part of their lives. They are a nation of singers rather than of poets; all poetry is minor verse but it is found everywhere: in story-telling , in dance, and in ritual. The study of oral literature provides historical detail, knowledge of manners and customs, religion, social values in the present and in the past; it helps to correct a possibly distorted image of the tribe, to remove prejudice, to give insight into different sets of values, and thereby to create respect and understanding.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Folk literature ; Sandawe ; Sandawe (African people)