Globalization, Oral Performance, and African Traditional Poetry

December 30, 2021

Globalization, Oral Performance, and African Traditional PoetryThis book discusses globalization trends and influences on traditional African oral literary performance and the direction that Ilorin oral art is forced to take by the changes of the twenty-first century electronic age. It seeks a new definition of contemporary African bourgeois in terms of its global reach, imitation of foreign forms, and collaboration with the owners of the primary agencies. Additionally, it makes a case that African global lords or new bourgeoisie who are largely products of the new global capital and multinational corporations’ socio-political and cultural influences fashion their tastes after western cultures as portrayed in the digital realm.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • African Art and the Crisis of Poverty and Social
  • Divisions in a Global Era Pages 1-20
  • Criticism of African Art and Literature Pages 21-44
  • Ilorin Traditional Poetry in the Context of Bourgeois
  • Aesthetics Pages 45-63
  • A Pact Between the Writer and the Oral Performer Pages 65-83
  • Conclusion Pages 85-91
  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-75079-8
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-75079-8
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-75078-1
  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09143-9

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