The author carefully integrates the digitized audio and video recordings into the text, enabling the reader to hear the voices of the storytellers themselves and listen to their narratives. Cancel's critical interpretation of the stories, combined with these audio and video materials, makes this book an important addition to studies of folklore in Africa. [...] Cancel's study, with its innovative format, explores new directions in the field of folklore.
Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler
"Storytelling in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions By Robert Cancel". Journal of Folklore Research Reviews, 2014.
This book draws upon the digital archive of videos and audio recordings collected by Robert Cancel during his research trips to Zambia in1988-1989 and 2005. Recordings of thirty-nine of the oral narratives transcribed in the book are freely available on-line. In order to access them you can follow the links given below, or you can scan the QR code which appears alongside each story.