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Author Mihas, Elena, author.

Title Upper Perene Arawak narratives of history, landscape, and ritual / Elena Mihas ; with Gregorio Santos Perez and Delia Rosas Rodriguez.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (483 pages)
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The rich storytelling traditions of the Asheninka Perene Arawaks of eastern Peru are showcased in this bilingual collection of traditional narratives, ethnographic accounts, women's autobiographical stories, songs, chants, and ritual speeches. The Asheninkas are located in the colonization frontier at the foot of the eastern Andes and the western fringe of the Amazonian jungle. Unfortunately, their language has a slim chance of surviving because only about three hundred fluent speakers remain. This volume collects and preserves the power and vitality of Asheninka oral and linguistic traditions, as told by thirty members of the Native community. Upper Perene Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual covers a range of themes in the Asheninka oral tradition, through genres such as myths, folk tales, autobiographical accounts, and ethnographic texts about customs and rituals, as well as songs, chants, and oratory. Transcribed and translated by a specialist in Asheninka language varieties, Elena Mihas, and grounded in the actual performances of Asheninka speakers, this collection makes these stories available in English for the first time. Each original text in Asheninka is accompanied by an English translation and each theme is introduced with an essay providing biographical, cultural, and linguistic information. The result is a masterful, authoritative, yet entertaining and provocative collection of oral literature that vividly testifies to the power of Asheninka storytelling"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Ashaninca Indians -- Peru -- Perene River Valley -- Social life and customs.
Ashaninca Indians -- Peru -- Perene River Valley -- Rites and ceremonies.
Ethnology -- Peru -- Perene River Valley.
Campa language -- Peru -- Perene River Valley -- Texts.
Oral tradition -- Peru -- Perene River Valley.
Folk literature -- History and criticism.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Discourse analysis.
Perene River Valley (Peru) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Santos Perez, Gregorio, contributor.
Rosas Rodriguez, Delia, contributor.
Other Form: Print version: Mihas, Elena. Upper Perene Arawak narratives of history, landscape, and ritual. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014] 9780803245372 (DLC)10985137
ISBN 9780803245372 (cloth : alkaline paper)
9780803265288 (electronic bk.)

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