Folklore as an Emergent of Residual Culture


Eunice Kerubo Samwel
Alberta Aseye Ama Duhoe


The aim of this study was to analyze the traditional and digitized folktales with the intent of understanding how meanings and values of African folktales are established. It adopted a desktop literature review method (desk study). This involved an in-depth review of studies related to folklore as an emergent of residual character. Three sorting stages were implemented on the subject under study that is, folklore as an emergent of residual character, in order to determine the viability of the subject for research. This was drawn from the trend in the subject of the study since 2010 to 2020. Using evolution literary theory, the paper analyzed how cultural practices, traditions and customs are expressed and practiced in the new form of storytelling. The survey likewise found that practice, reflection, analysis and examination design of different folklore concepts and observations was the trending technique to survey studies on folklore as an emergent of residual culture. Majority of the studies from the analysis revealed a positive relationship of folklore in the modern culture. This is a maiden study in most of the African countries that other authors from different research institutes can use to base future studies on. Currently, folklore in the varying cultures in different nations ought to be preserved in advantage of the technology such as internet as a way of teaching moral and cultural values to the children and the upcoming generations.




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Folklore as an Emergent of Residual Culture. (2020). Journal of Postcolonial Writing and World Literatures, 1(1).

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Folklore as an Emergent of Residual Culture. (2020). Journal of Postcolonial Writing and World Literatures, 1(1).


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