African Oral Story-Telling: Tradition and The Zimbabwean Novel in English

African Oral Story-Telling: Tradition and The Zimbabwean Novel in English

The book traces the ways in which the African oral story-telling tradition survived in several forms within the narrative interstices of the Zimbabwean black novel in English.

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  • Title: African Oral Story-Telling: Tradition and The Zimbabwean Novel in English
  • Author: Maurice Taonezvi Vambe
  • Publisher: UNISA Press
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • ISBN: 9781868883043
  • Bib. Info: Paperback; 134pp

The book traces the ways in which the African oral story-telling tradition survived in several forms within the narrative interstices of the Zimbabwean black novel in English.

The author critically analyses the works of eight well-known Zimbabwean writers and reveals ways in which they use Zimbabwe’s oral story-telling traditions to inform their creative works. These writers’ work reveals that during colonisation, the liberation struggle and in post-independence Zimbabwe, African orature communicated and continues to communicate views on resistance to authoritarian ideas.

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