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By Isidore Okpewho

The Ozidi Saga is certainly one of Africa's most sensible recognized prosimetric epics, set within the Delta area of Nigeria. Blood at the Tides examines the epic -- a story of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- either as an instance of oral literature and as a mirrored image of the categorical social and political matters of the Nigerian Delta and the rustic as awhole. furthermore the publication considers quite a few iterations of the saga, together with a functionality of the full saga in 1963 in Ibadan by means of the folks artist Okabou Okobolo, which was once consequently transcribed, translated, and edited by means of the well known Nigerian poet, playwright, and pupil John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo. The research concludes with a glance on the paintings of latest Nigerian artistic writers andtheir connection to the strong literary and old currents of the Ozidi story.

Isidore Okpewho is amazing Professor of Africana stories, English, and Comparative Literature atBinghamton college (SUNY). he's the writer of The Epic in Africa, Myth in Africa, African Oral Literature, and Once upon a Kingdom. An award-winning novelist, he has released 4 titles: The Victims, The final Duty, Tides, and Call Me via My Rightful Name.

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Blood on the Tides: The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)

The Ozidi Saga is considered one of Africa's top identified prosimetric epics, set within the Delta quarter of Nigeria. Blood at the Tides examines the epic -- a story of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- either for example of oral literature and as a mirrored image of the explicit social and political matters of the Nigerian Delta and the rustic as awhole.

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