Folk literature and social values of the Temne in northern Sierra Leone
Philip Y Thulla, Morie K Manyeh, Peter M Muffuh
The primary aim of this study is to investigate the art and wisdom of the Temne traditional oral narratives. A primary opinion held generally by scholars the world over and by scholars and people in Sierra Leone prompted this research. That folk literature has always served as potent instrument in directing the social, political, economic and cultural life of the African peoples. This seems to be the central argument. This study is concerned with investigating the efficacies of that claim: investigating whether the Temne folk literature still serves as a credible means to comment on and direct social behaviors. The findings include but not limited to ‘Folk literature among the Temne is still used to achieve values such as discipline, kindness, respect for people, hard work, skills, the culture of their societies, moral lessons etc. but these values were shown to be not much accepted by the young because of modernization, western education and religion’.
Philip Y Thulla, Morie K Manyeh, Peter M Muffuh. Folk literature and social values of the Temne in northern Sierra Leone. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 672-680