African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa


Oral arts

Three Stories

Date: March 20, 2009
Three folktales are given, one of the type considered "short", one "long" followed by a second short one. Tales in the language are are frequently told in short and long pairs. The audience, in this case Abii and Akabare, respond to and comment on what the tale teller says. The stories all contain songs, which is typical of the area.

Two Stories

Date: March 20, 2009
Two folktales are given, of the type considered "long." Typically for the area, the audience (here Abii and Akabare) respond to and comment at each stage of the story, and the narrator uses songs to move the story along.


Date: May 18, 2009
A short prayer for the well-being of the family.
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