The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of oral traditions and the role of libraries in ensuring they are preserved in societies.
Offers a review of the literature and a wider discussion on oral traditions and the role of libraries in preserving them, with specific relation to Sierra Leone.
Measures should be taken to resuscitate this knowledge of oral cultures. As libraries are repositories of knowledge there is every reason for librarians to play a leading role in this direction.
Of interest to librarians dealing with oral cultures or interested in the topic.
The paper discusses a unique topic with specific reference to a developing country.
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