The portrayal of characters through dialogue and action in isiXhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives

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dc.contributor.advisor Satyo, P. N.
dc.contributor.advisor Theses -- African languages en
dc.contributor.advisor Assignments -- African languages en Yantolo-Sotyelelwa, Betty Matase en_ZA
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of African Languages. 2008-08-11T10:09:46Z en_ZA 2010-07-09T11:08:34Z 2008-08-11T10:09:46Z en_ZA 2010-07-09T11:08:34Z 2005-12 en_ZA
dc.description Thesis (MA (African Languages))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.
dc.description.abstract This study aims at highlighting one of the crucial aspects of Xhosa drama: how women have been regarded by a variety of communities as being inferior to men. This stereotype pervades almost all spheres of life. The low status assigned to women find its way into literature as well. Ngewu’s drama “Yeha mfazi obulala indoda” and Taleni’s drama “Nyana nank’uNyoko” has been examined. In most Xhosa literature, women are portrayed as submissive, obedient and minor characters. The advent of Ngewu’s work changed this scenario by portraying women as independent characters. This has led to great conflict with male characteristics and this demonstrates clearly that partriarchal domination is deep rooted in Xhosa culture. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Ngewu, L. L.(Lubabalo Livingstone),1950- -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Taleni, Yvonne Yoliswa -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject Xhosa fiction -- History and criticism en
dc.subject Sex discrimination in literature en
dc.subject Culture in literature en
dc.subject Character in literature en
dc.subject Dissertations -- Xhosa literature en
dc.subject Theses -- Xhosa literature en
dc.subject Assignments -- Xhosa literature en
dc.subject Dissertations -- African languages en
dc.title The portrayal of characters through dialogue and action in isiXhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch
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