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Pheko Ya Gole

Pheko Ya Gole

Author:

Phaladi M Sebate

Published:

2011

ISBN:

978-1-186888-671-5

Number of pages:

137

Prices:

South Africa: R100 (incl VAT) | Africa: R118 | USD: $ 20.00 | GBP: 12.00 | Euro: 16.00

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About the book

Setswana

Pheko ya Gole ke sefalana sa ditso tsa Setswana. Mo go sona Moporofesara Sebate o thadisa ka mainane, maele, dithalakwane, diane, maboko a segologolo le ngwao ya Setswana. Mokwadi o tlhalosa sebopego, tiriso le mosola wa mabolelo a setso ka tsela e e kgatlhisang.  Mo bukeng e go dirisiwa puo e e bonolo go tlhaloganyega le dikao tse di maleba go lepolola malepa a botshwantshi jwa ditlhangwa tsa setso.

Batswana ba ka itshwarelelang ka ona go tila madubedubeLokwalo lo, lo kwaletswe baithuti, barutabana, batlhatlheledi le babatlisise ba puo ya Setswana. Pheko ya Gole e tla amogelwa gotlhe kwa Setswana se buegang teng ka gonne thuto ya yona e tlhagisiwa ka botswerere le manontlhotlho.

Maikaelelo a mokwadi ka lokwalo lo, ke go boloka masalela a setso sa Setswana, go dibela puo le go godisa kgotsa go tlhabolola thuto ya Setswana. Pheko ya Gole ke motheo o  a kgoafatso ya maaforika.

English

Like a traditional granary, Pheko ya Gole is a treasure store for the study of Setswana oral literature. In this work, the writer gives detailed descriptions of Setswana lore, including stories, idioms, riddles, proverbs, indigenous poetry and cultural pedagogy. The author splendidly delineates the structure, function and significance of these oral literary devices. He uses simple language with well elucidated examples to unravel the rich and complex imagery of orality.

In Pheko, the author achieves the goal of conserving the remnants of Setswana cultural norms and values, at the same time developing the use of Setswana as a literary medium. Students, teachers, lecturers and researchers will find this fascinating and captivating study an invaluable handbook wherever Setswana is spoken. Pheko ya Gole is a storehouse from which Batswana can draw to renew their heritage and escape the limitations of westernisation.