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From the end of 1972 until the middle of 1974, Mrs. Mabel H. Ross, a missionary, traveled in Central Zaire among the Nkundo people, recording their oral narratives. The present volume includes the English translation of these tales, supplemented by two texts translated from the Flemish and one from Lonkundo that appeared in A. de Rop, De gesproken woordkunst van de Nkundo (Tervuren: Museé Royale du Congo Belge, 1956) and in G. Hulstaert and A. de Rop (eds.), Rechtspraakfabels van de Nkundo (Tervuren: La Commission de Linguistique Africaine, 1954), and by eighteen texts translated from Lonkundo that were first published in a school reader, Bekolo Bemo Bendemba Ba-Nkundo (1957), compiled by three anonymous(?) mission-school teachers.
Originally published in African Arts, © 1980 MIT Press.
Ben-Amos, D. (1980). Review of Mabel H. Ross and Barbara K. Walker, "On Another Day..." Tales Told among the Nkundo of Zaire. African Arts, 13 (4), 19-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3335777
Date Posted: 22 September 2017
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