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The Bird Boy's Song is a retelling of the common Malawian folk story. "The Orphan and the Slave". The story recounts a slave's usurpation of his master's place, which he enjoys for a short time, until he is unmasked. The author used modern storytelling techniques to dramatise this popular trickster tale.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. 5
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  1. Chapter One - The Orphan
  2. pp. 6-13
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  1. Chapter Two - Crossing the River
  2. pp. 14-21
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  1. Chapter Three - The Slave
  2. pp. 22-31
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  1. Chapter Four - The Homecoming
  2. pp. 32-39
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  1. Chapter Five - The First Night
  2. pp. 40-47
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  1. Chapter Six - The Bird Boy's Song
  2. pp. 48-57
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  1. Chapter Seven - Child of the Wild
  2. pp. 58-64
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. Appendix I - The Orphan and the Slave
  2. pp. 68-70
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789996066078
Related ISBN
9789996066061
MARC Record
OCLC
1257762897
Pages
72
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-29
Language
English
Open Access
No
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