The monologue of the dove : reflections on life and death in an oral tradition of the Kwami People in northern Nigeria

The tale portrays the unhappy life of a dove. Constantly surrounded by enemies, hunted by human beings and animals, disappointed by friends and separated from her family, the dove despairs of her life. She ponders over h
The tale portrays the unhappy life of a dove. Constantly surrounded by enemies, hunted by human beings and animals, disappointed by friends and separated from her family, the dove despairs of her life. She ponders over her unjust fate in this world and in a monologue she begins to consider, whether it would not be better to end her own life. This tragic theme forms the climax of several episodes, in which the tension between life and death is described. The elaborate development of dramatic acts demonstrates the intertwining of guilt and innocence in human existence.
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Metadaten
Author:Rudolf Leger
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-35787
Parent Title (English):Studies in geography, ethnology and linguistics of the West African Savannah
Series (Serial Number):Berichte des Sonderforschungsbereichs 268 (04, 099)
Publisher:SFB 268
Place of publication:Frankfurt, M.
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2006/12/19
Year of first Publication:1994
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2006/12/19
Pagenumber:11
First Page:99
Last Page:109
HeBIS PPN:289802156
Institutes:SFB 268
Dewey Decimal Classification:390 Bräuche, Etikette, Folklore
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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