oa Botswana Notes & Records - Subiya "Traditional Literature": A Preliminary Survey

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



This paper attempts a descriptionption, using Lestrade's framework, of Subiya oral literature by identifying some of its constituent parts such as fables, praise poems, indigenous songs, proverbs, idioms and provocative similes. From this preliminary survey it is evident that SeSubiya possesses a corpus of literature that needs further study. The paper concludes by recommending further investigation so as to record and identify other aspects not included here. This paper is therefore a contribution to the larger and on-going project of recording and studying Subiya oral literature.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error