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Ohio State University Research Foundation (Columbus, OH 43212)
F. Abiola Irele (Project Director: September 1999 to present)

CD-ROM of Oral Literature: Southern African Praise Poetry

To support the research for a CD-ROM on southern African oral literature, specifically on the praise poetry performed in the Nguni an dSotho-Tswana languages.

The objective of this project is to record, edit, and publish performances of southern African (i.e., Zulu and Sotho) praise poetry, including its supportive oral and contextual data. The material will be published in multimedia and hard copy formats in order to meet research, instructional, and technological demands. The project represents a major collaborative effort that seeks to fill the void currently existing in the disciplines concerned with research on and pedagogy of African languages, literatures, music, and culture.

Project fields:
African Studies

Collaborative Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2000 – 6/30/2002