Daily Archives: May 5, 2011

Class Notes (HUM303)

Just as last word on AINO. If you’re writing on that text you might consider the debts it accumulates to various cultural forms and the way these are used by Kourouma. Remember we talked about the quest narrative, definitions, repetition (a strategy Kourouma explicitly references, meta-textually, when Birahima defines leitmotif), the funeral oration, and the principle of ‘threes’ that is drawn from oral culture.

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