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La construction d'une mémoire partagée. : Autour des griots généalogistes songhay-zarma du Niger

Abstract : In this article, the author examines the notion of collective memory, which occupies a focal position in human societies. She is particularly interested in what such memory implies: building of a "shared memory", "conflicts" around the question of memory. She bases her work on field observations among the Songhay-Zarma and shows why they build shared, or seemingly shared, representations of the past. Personal observations are important but so are comments made by informants and their interpretations, which sometimes converge and sometimes contradict one another. The jasare (griots specialized in genealogies and history) who represent themselves as masters of the word and of memory, are at the heart of the Songhay-Zarma ideological split between free men and captives.
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Sandra Bornand. La construction d'une mémoire partagée. : Autour des griots généalogistes songhay-zarma du Niger. Cahiers de Littérature Orale, Presses de l'Inalco, 2012, Paroles de jeux, paroles de crises (69), pp.107-139. ⟨halshs-00721599⟩

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