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It has long been evident that folklore research in literate societies cannot rely exclusively on oral tradition but must incorporate data found in written sources as well. Now, indirectly, Phillip Curtin illustrates the applicability of the same methodological principle to folklorisitc investigation in traditionally nonliterate societies.
Originally published in Western Folklore © 1970 Western States Folklore Society. Reproduced with permission.
Ben-Amos, D. (1970). Review of Phillip D. Curtin, Africa Remembered: Narratives by West Africans from the Era of Slave Trade. Western Folklore, 29 (3), 215-. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1498376
Date Posted: 22 September 2017