African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

Three Stories

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Courtesy of Mary Esther Dakubu
Creator: Aponguta, Robert Adogtoo
Abii, Michael
Akabare, Edward Awudu
Contributing Institutions: Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu; Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Biography: The main speaker and the singer, Mr. Robert Adogtoo Aponguta is between 30 and 32 years old, and deals in fowls in Accra. He is supported by Michael Abii, final year student at the University of Ghana and Edward Awudu Akabare, a final year student at Tamale Polytechnic at the time of the recording. All of them are from Zorkor.
Description: 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.
Date: March 20, 2009
Location: Legon, Accra, Ghana
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: Gurene
Rights Management: Education use only, no other permissions given.
Digitizer: MATRIX
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