The Place of Tears: The Novel and Politics in Modern Zimbabwe
THIS IS AN NJR - NOT JACKET BLURB, DO NOT USE IT THIS RAW FORM -This new and original work is the only recent monographic treatment of the Zimbabwean novel and its political implications. An earlier one by Veit-Wild (1992) has not been updated, and other, such as that by Zhuwarara (2001), are not easily available outside Zimbabwe. The author resided in Zimbabwe for almost a decade and has visited the country regularly in the last five years. She has published extensively on Zimbabwean literature, and brings to her work a deep contextual richness as well as theoretical sophistication.
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an entirely different literary perspective . ... of Kent in Canterbury , on his way to
becoming one of the most prominent poets and literary critics of independent
Zimbabwe – published a review of the novel Mapondera : Soldier of Zimbabwe .
... what is arguably an epistemological affinity between these two non - Western
contexts , brought about by the ambivalent role of the nation and the importance
of materialist / revolutionary thought in the development of their literary cultures .
My approach is informed by the concept of literary function , as formulated by Jan
Mukařovský6 and applied historically by the Croatian critic Aleksandar Flaker in
his 1976 book Stilske formacije ( Stylistic Formations ] . ? In section three below ...
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