Oral Literature in Africa
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© 2012 Ruth Finnegan. Forward © 2012 Mark Turin.

Version 1.2. Minor edits made, February 2016.

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ISSN (Print): 2050-7933

ISSN (Online): 2054-362X

ISBN Paperback: 978-1-906924-70-6

ISBN Hardback: 978-1-906924-71-3

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DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0025

Cover image: West African epic singer with lyre, probably Mandingo or Fula (courtesy Anne-Marie Dauphin and Jean Derive).

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