Maria Lady Sol A. Suazo


This study which is narratology in form aimed to survey the oral literatures of the Mamanwa Tribe in Lubcon, Cortes, Surigao Del Sur. In particular, the study sought to discover the prose, mythical tales and folktales of the said ethnic group. I also endeavored to analyze the oral narratives through archetypal lens. The said worldview was utilized to identify the prevalent themes and symbols, including issues and values embedded in the oral literatures of the Mamanwas and see how these were connected to the culture of the tribe. This study employed the qualitative research design incorporating non-participant observation, interview, focused group discussion and code and recode. Findings reveal that cultural values and universal issues are embedded in the literature gathered. In terms of form, the oral literature of Mamanwa is rich in metaphorical language.


interface, literature, culture, Mamanwa experience

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