Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2013). JohnsonOtorKwol_songGiraffeShield, 2013 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/66.
The recording at the center of this item is a song composed by the performer. It is about his shield, which he bought from the country of Nuer. The shield which he bought is a skin of a giraffe, so he calls it giraffe! The shield was shaped by a craft man called Akumbek from the village Obay. The composer says that some men from his village did not try to buy shields but care much of drinking wine; they like drinking wine especially when it is in the villages that are on the Nile, because those villages are somehow cold. He asks those who did not want to buy shields, ‘What will you do when a war cry is heard? Will you run out from your house with akwer?’ And he says to such a man, ‘You liar, get behind!’
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