Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1967

Publication Source

African Arts

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start Page

54

Last Page

59

DOI

10.2307/3334367

Abstract

One of the most significant traditions of African artists is that of the storyteller. This traditional figure remembers the legends and history of the tribe and village and passes them on to later generations in a linking of oral continuity. Modern phenomena are destroying the social cohesion in which this art form flourished, and although linguists and anthropologists are now endeavoring to record as many stories as possible, many, it is feared, have already been lost.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Originally published in African Arts © 1967 MIT Press.

 

Date Posted: 22 September 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.