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Essai sur la littérature merveilleuse des noirs, suivi de Contes indigènes de l'Ouest africain français - Tome premier
Essai sur la littérature merveilleuse des noirs, suivi de Contes indigènes de l'Ouest africain français - Tome premier
Pour bien connatre une race humaine, pour apprcier sa mentalit, pour dgager ses procds de raisonnement, pour comprendre sa vie intellectuelle et morale, il n'est rien de tel que d'tudier son folklore, c'est--dire la littrature nave et sans apprts issue de l'me populaire et nous la livrant dans sa nudit primitive. Aussi convient-il d'encourager tous ceux qui, appels par leurs fonctions vivre au contact de populations aussi mal connues de nous que le sont encore les Noirs de l'Afrique Occidentale, ont eu la patience et le talent d'couter parler les indignes et de recueillir de leur bouche les contes merveilleux ou lgendaires, les fables d'animaux, les apologues satiriques qui constituent le fond de la littrature orale de ces peuplades prives de littrature crite. Par tout le continent africain, et notamment dans l'immense rgion qui s'tend entre le Sahara et la fort quatoriale et que nous appelons communment le Soudan, cette littrature orale fleurit depuis des sicles et elle a acquis, de gnration en gnration, une richesse et une ampleur d'autant plus considrables que, sauf dans une minorit de musulmans instruits et verss dans la langue arabe, aucune littrature crite n'est venue lui faire concurrence. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 15458
Author: Equilbecq, François-Victor
Release Date: Mar 24, 2005
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