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

dc.contributor.advisorSatyo, P. N.
dc.contributor.authorYantolo-Sotyelelwa, Betty Mataseen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of African Languages.
dc.descriptionThesis (MA (African Languages))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.
dc.description.abstractThis 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.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectNgewu, L. L.(Lubabalo Livingstone),1950- -- Criticism and interpretationen
dc.subjectTaleni, Yvonne Yoliswa -- Criticism and interpretationen
dc.subjectXhosa fiction -- History and criticismen
dc.subjectSex discrimination in literatureen
dc.subjectCulture in literatureen
dc.subjectCharacter in literatureen
dc.subjectDissertations -- Xhosa literatureen
dc.subjectTheses -- Xhosa literatureen
dc.subjectAssignments -- Xhosa literatureen
dc.subjectDissertations -- African languagesen
dc.titleThe portrayal of characters through dialogue and action in isiXhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectivesen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch

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