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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Its declared aim was to promote literacy , create a body of work in the native
languages and transform Shona and Ndebele into fully - fledged parts of school
curricula ( schools became the greatest market for Bureausponsored books ) .
His metaphors , symbols and imagery are largely drawn from the world of nature ,
and he incorporates translations of Shona proverbs , sayings , folktales and folk
songs into the linguistic texture of his novels . He thus creates , in English , a ...
3 G. P. Kahari , The Search For Zimbabwean Identity : An Introduction to the
Black Zimbabwean Novel ( Gwelo , Mambo Press , 1980 ) , Aspects of the Shona
Novel and Other Related Genres ( Gweru , Mambo Press , 1992 ) and The Rise
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