Harold Scheub

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Scheub was one of the world’s leading scholars in African oral traditions and folklore. To record oral traditions he walked more than 6000 miles through South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Lesotho. Dr. Scheub published more than two dozen books and more than 70 articles. He passed away in Fall 2019.

Selected Publications:

A Dictionary of African Mythology: The Storyteller as Mythmaker. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

The Poem in the Story. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.

Story. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.

The Tongue Is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.