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The Resource Upper Perene Arawak narratives of history, landscape, and ritual

Upper Perene Arawak narratives of history, landscape, and ritual

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Upper Perene Arawak narratives of history, landscape, and ritual
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Upper Perene Arawak narratives of history, landscape, and ritual
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  • eng
  • sai
  • eng
Summary
  • "A comprehensive bilingual collection of Ash{u296E}inka PereneArawakan oral literature, including traditional narratives, ethnographic accounts of old customs and rituals, contemporary women's autobiographical stories, songs, chants, and ritual speeches"--cProvided by publisher
  • "Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The rich storytelling traditions of the Ash{u296E}inka Peren{u2960}Arawaks of eastern Peru are showcased in this bilingual collection of traditional narratives, ethnographic accounts, women's autobiographical stories, songs, chants, and ritual speeches. The Ash{u296E}inkas are located in the colonization frontier at the foot of the eastern Andes and the western fringe of the Amazonian jungle. Unfortunately, their language has a slim chance of surviving because only about three hundred fluent speakers remain. This volume collects and preserves the power and vitality of Ash{u296E}inka oral and linguistic traditions, as told by thirty members of the Native community. Upper Perene Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual covers a range of themes in the Ash{u296E}inka oral tradition, through genres such as myths, folk tales, autobiographical accounts, and ethnographic texts about customs and rituals, as well as songs, chants, and oratory. Transcribed and translated by a specialist in Ash{u296E}inka language varieties, Elena Mihas, and grounded in the actual performances of Asheninka speakers, this collection makes these stories available in English for the first time. Each original text in Ash{u296E}inka is accompanied by an English translation and each theme is introduced with an essay providing biographical, cultural, and linguistic information. The result is a masterful, authoritative, yet entertaining and provocative collection of oral literature that vividly testifies to the power of Ash{u296E}inka storytelling"--cProvided by publisher
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Mihas, Elena
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Santos Pérez, Gregorio.
  • Rosas Rodríguez, Delia.
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  • Ashaninca Indians
  • Ashaninca Indians
  • Perene River Valley (Peru)
  • Ethnology
  • Campa language
  • Oral tradition
  • Folk literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Discourse analysis
Label
Upper Perene Arawak narratives of history, landscape, and ritual
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn877370324
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
lxxviii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780803245372
Lccn
2014030510
Label
Upper Perene Arawak narratives of history, landscape, and ritual
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn877370324
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
lxxviii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780803245372
Lccn
2014030510

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