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The place and role of the storyteller in the transmission of knowledge in Africa

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies
Location
https://go.illinois.edu/RoukiatouTalk
Virtual
Date
Oct 21, 2020   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Roukiatou BÂ, Founding Director of the Amadou Hampâté BÂ Foundation
Cost
Free and open to the public
Registration
Pre-Registration is required
Contact
Anita Kaiser
E-Mail
arkaiser@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6221
Views
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The content that we put in the name "Storyteller" in our contemporary world 
is restrictive of that which it took within traditional African societies.
Within the framework of this communication, it will be a question of looking
at the role and the place of the Storytellers in the process of
transmission, essentially oral, of endogenous knowledge in Africa, formerly.
As an illustration of the contribution of the Storytellers in the process of
disseminating our civilizational values, we will meet one of their Amadou
Hampâté BA, through his personal trajectory and his historical approaches.

The presentation will be pre-recorded in French with translation provided by
University of Illinois Assistant Professor Felisa V. Reynolds from the Department
of French and Italian followed by a live Q & A with Roukitou BA with English
translation by Professor Reynolds.
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