David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Metre in South African praise poetry: Rycroft and Hodza interview.
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Shona folksongs and dance , praise poetry-Africa (Shona) , nhetembo
Salisbury (former name for Harare), Zimbabwe
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Hodza, Aaron C, 1924-1983 (male)
Rycroft asks Mr. A Hodza about the poem he is about to recite (labelled Shona ancestral poem). Mr Hodza explain that this is an ancestral poem which is in general use. (Rycroft, D.,1980, 'The question of metre in South African praise poetry', Wentzel, J. P (Ed.) Third African Languages Congress of UNISA, Pretoria: University of South Africa, pp 289-312).