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Title:Zimbabwean transitions: essays on Zimbabwean literature in English, Ndebele and Shona
Editors:Malaba, Mbongeni Z.ISNI
Davis, Geoffrey V.ISNI
Periodical:Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society (ISSN 0932-9714)
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
English language
Ndebele language (Zimbabwe)
Shona language
About persons:Doris May Lessing (1919-2013)
Dan Jacobson (1929-2014)ISNI
Stanley Nyamfukudza (1951-)ISNI
Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987)ISNI
Charles Lovemore Mungoshi (1947-2019)ISNI
Yvonne Vera (1965-2005)ISNI
External link:https://brill.com/view/title/30207
Abstract:This collection of essays on Zimbabwean literature brings together studies of both Rhodesian and Zimbabwean literature, covering various languages and genres. The introduction to the volume is by Mbongeni Z. Malaba. The essays are: Great Zimbabwe in Rhodesian fiction (Anthony Chennells); Knowing native, going native: travel writing, cognitive borderlines and the sense of belonging in Doris Lessing's 'African laughter' and Dan Jacobson's 'The electronic elephant' (John McAllister); Representing the past in the present: the timelessness of the Ndebele royal praises (Bevelyn Dube); 'Inkos'uLobenula yasinyamalala': the attitude to tradition in Ndebele theoretical writings (Alena Rettová); The signficance of Ndebele historical fiction (Samuel Hadebe); The changing roles of women in siNdebele literature (Tommy Matshakayile-Ndlovu); The portrayal of women in Stanley Nyamfukudza's works (Mbongeni Z. Malaba); Coming unstuck: masculine identities in postcolonial Zimbabwean fiction (Patricia Alden); The fourth dimension: Dambudzo Marechera as a dramatist - an analysis of two plays (Owen S. Seda); Modern Shona literature as a site of struggle, 1956-2000 (Emmanuel M. Chiwome); From a 'Puny Domesticity' to topical commitment: trends in the development of Shona written drama since 1968 (Kennedy C. Chinyowa); 'Spirit of Place': Mungoshi's rolling world (Rosemary Gray); The Zimbabwean International Book Fair (ZIBF) (Virginia Phiri); and Words of praise for Yvonne Vera on the occasion of the award of the LiBeratur Prize for her novel 'Butterfly burning' in German translation under the title 'Schmetterling in Flammen', Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 6 October 2002 (Geoffrey V. Davis). The issue also includes an interview by Annelie Klother with Irene Staunton, publisher of Weaver Press. [ASC Leiden abstract]