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Amharic Oral Poems of the Peasantry in East Gojjam
Text, Classification, Translation & Commentary
by Getie Gelaye
Price: $24.95
Amharic Oral Poems of the Peasantry in East Gojjam
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"This book deals with the poetic traditions and performance of the peasants of E. Gojjam in NW Ethiopia and presents the major genres of Amharic oral poetry in original and translation with a commentary in English.  It describes major performance occasions such as agricultural work parties, religious festivals, weddings, funeral ceremonies, cattle herding and local public gatherings where Amharic poems and songs are composed, recited, sung and improvised.

The study presents a total of 260 Amharic poems and songs classified under ten major categories: war songs, heroic recitals, grievance poems, cattle herders' and children's songs, wedding songs, work songs, religious songs, funeral poems, praise poems of the patriots, and contemporary and historical poems.

Explanations and commentaries are also provided on local and cultural expressions based on the social, cultural, religious, historical and communicative contexts of the rural people and the interviews and discussions conducted with selected informants and singers."

Peppercorn Book Number: 412-0001
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 3-8258-5223-7
Illustrated: b&w photos
Language: English, Amharic
Place of Publication: Piscataway, NJ, USA
Year of Publication: 2001
Medium: book
Format: paperback
Size: 6.25 x 8.75 inches, portrait
Length: 135 pages
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