- 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.