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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In his discussion of speech genres , Bakhtin states : ' [ Very frequently the
expression of our utterance is determined not ... Zimbabwean war novels are
seen as constituting the specifically Zimbabwean ' macro - genre ' – a genre
If Mutasa and Chipamuanga make use of the adventure novel genre , Mahamba '
s text may be related to the genre of popular romance , just like the work of the
female settler novelist C . E . Dibb . In other war novels , however , narrative ...
24 In contrast , I would argue that a novelistic genre which reached its peak in the
West precisely during the dominance of the ' stylistic formation ' of realism , could
, in the Zimbabwean context , be taken as a symbol of resistance to social ...
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