A critical edition of the writings of Roger Dorsinville evoking Africa, focused on his appropriation of traditional storytelling form. It is divided into two parts: the first is Roger Dorsinville's African "Memoirs" told in dialogical form, and published in 1990; the second is his collection of tales from Liberia's hinterland, dated 1968. The core of the work is supplemented by an Appendix section that includes original archival material and critical reassessments using a "reader's response" approach. Finally, there is a selected bibliography.
Memoirs; from the world of tales. Appendices: "The Sacred Bush" excerpt from "Martha/Bush to Nowhere", Roger Dorsinville; "The Regulated World of Hinterland Dancing", Roger Dorsinville; "With Little Brushstrokes" - storytelling and the aesthetics of fragmentation in "Memoirs of Africa", Lukas Lhotsky; "The Door Open to Beauty" - the power of storytelling in "Memoirs of Africa", Tracy Beck Fenwick; "Para Bailar la Bamba" - the carnival motif in "Memoirs of Africa", Catherine Slakmon.