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Title: Kabba Short Stories
Series Title: LINCOM Text Collection 04
Description:

This collection of descriptive Kabba Short Stories in four languages
(Kabba, French, English and German) is of great cultural, historical and
linguistic value and interest for people of all ages, places and
backgrounds. Some stories deal with ancient and pre-colonial practices,
worldviews and belief systems, such as initiation ceremonies, sorcery,
polygamy, birth processes, marriage ceremonies, and death rituals. Others
describe life in the villages, and such things as the cultivation of millet
and sesame, the construction of houses, the killing of a goat, the
preparation of a special sauce, and the collection of honey.

As the Kabba are traditional hunters and fishermen as well as
agriculturalists, some of the stories naturally deal with hunting and
fishing. Others deal with the conflicts and changes involved with the
arrival of the ‘white man’, such as the introduction of hospitals, schools,
literacy, cultivation of cotton, digging for diamonds, and playing
football. Some stories are very personal and deal with emotional issues,
experiences and interpersonal relationships.

These stories were told in Bangui during the years 1989 and 1999 by men
aged between 20 and 50. They are all experts in the fields they are
describing. This collection was edited and compiled by Rosmarie Moser. It
follows the publication by Lincom-Europa of ‘Kabba: A Nilo-Saharan Language
of the Central African Republic’ (2004), ‘Kabba-English-French Dictionary’
(2007) and ‘Kabba Folk Tales and Proverbs’ (2009).

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
African linguistics
Subject Language(s): Kaba
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895862403
Pages: 670
Prices: EuropeEURO 84.80