Representative of the variety of exuberant, melancholic, and joyous love songs in Africa, this book covers an oral poetic history that stretches back to 2000 BC. Including over 150 examples from numerous areas of Africa, the book opens with an introduction that provides context for a better understanding of the songs. Song topics include mothers describing their babies, husbands mourning their wives, and brothers and sisters lamenting each other.
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Karnak House Publishers; First edition (April 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (