Unisa Press

African Oral Story-telling tradition and the Zimbabwean novel in English

Author: Maurice Taonezvi Vambe
Published: 2017-01-20 00:00:00.0
ISBN: 978-1- 86888-304-3
Number of pages: 134
Prices: R 120
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About the book

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.