South African Voices

South African Voices is a three-volume set that contains performances by the extraordinary Xhosa storyteller, Nogenile Masithathu Zenani, and other Xhosa and Zulu oral historians and poets. The materials were taped and filmed by Harold Scheub in the late 1960s and in the 1970s, as he walked along the southeastern coastal areas of Africa, collecting and documenting the stories and poems of Xhosa and Zulu peoples. Each story is annotated in English.

Harold Scheub is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of the Humanities in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the UW–Madison. He specializes in African oral traditions and written literatures.

Also see the UW-Madison Web site dedicated to Harold Scheub and his work.



Vol 1 — South African Voices: A Long Time Passed

Scheub Volume 1 cover
  

Harold Scheub
$75 hardcover / $40 softcover

South African Voices: A Long Time Passed contains a preface by Ken Frazier, UW–Madison Libraries director, and a foreword by Isidore Okpewho, professor of humanities, SUNY.




Vol 2 — South African Voices: Created in Olden Times

Scheub Volume 2 cover
  

Harold Scheub
$75 hardcover / $40 softcover

South African Voices: Created in Olden Times presents an introduction on the art of a storyteller by Nogenile Masithathu Zenani, translated by Harold Scheub.




Vol 3 — South African Voices: The Way We Travelled; Oral History and Poetry

Scheub Volume 3 cover
  

Harold Scheub
$75 hardcover / $40 softcover

South African Voices: The Way We Travelled; Oral History and Poetry contains conversations between Scheub and two poets in addition to stories and poems.

 

**Three-Volume Set: Hardcover- $180, Softcover- $96


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