The most significant development in this new edition is its accessibility, for the book is now freely available online. [...] In these and other ways, Finnegan's study offers windows into new worlds while reminding readers who are returning to it of all that it encompasses and all that it has bestowed upon African oral literary studies. The book can now be read online, or downloaded as a free e-book or pdf. In its new form, the book is a gift given to us anew and, more importantly, given freely to the continent whence it came.
"Ruth Finnegan, Oral Literature in Africa". Journal of Southern African Studies (0305-7070), vol. 40, no. 1, 2014. doi:10.1080/03057070.2014.877663
This volume is complemented by original recordings of stories and songs from the Limba country (Sierra Leone), collected by Finnegan during her fieldwork in the late 1960s.
These recordings are hosted by the World Oral Literature Project