A Survey of Zulu Literature from 1970-1990 (Studies in African Literature v. 8)

A Survey of Zulu Literature from 1970-1990 (Studies in African Literature v. 8)

By: Mtholeni N. Ngcobo (author)Hardback

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This work provides a survey of Zulu literature and summaries for each title. It aims to provide a useful reference work for those who want to know more about Zulu books published between 1970 and 1990. It examines various themes covered by the authors writing in their indigenous languages, and explains how they were able to express the socio-political concerns of the period.

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Contents

Page Preface xi Foreword xiii Acknowledgments xv Introduction 1 The Enlightenment and the Zulu Nation 1 The Missionaries' Role and Literary Development 2 Scope 5 Chapter 1 The Development of Zulu Literature 7 Early Zulu Writings 8 The Age of Zulu Fiction 9 The Era of Major Zulu Literary Development 10 Literature in a Broad Sense 11 A preferred Literary Approach 12 Chapter 2 Socio-Political Situation of the Period 1970-1990 15 2.1 Major Acts of Parliament 15 2.2 Political and Historical Events 16 2.3 Major Social Problems 17 Chapter 3 Genres Represented During the Period 1970 to 1990 23 3.1 Novels 24 3.2 Short Stories and Essays 28 3.3 Drama 31 3.4 Poetry 35 3.5 Oral Traditions 42 3.6 Translations 44 3.7 Grammars and Dictionaries 46 Chapter 4 Prominent Authors of the Period 49 4.1 D.B.Z. Ntuli 50 4.2 Jessie Joyce Gwayi 60 4.3 C.L.S. Nyembezi 63 4.4 C. T. Msimang 66 4.5 W.M.B. Mkhize 74 4.6 K.D. Bhengu 78 4.7 Elliot Zondi 80 Chapter 5 General Conclusion 85 Criticism and Comments 89 African Literary Scholars' Response to Criticism 91 Bibliography 93

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  • publication date: 30/09/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780773470668
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780773470668
  • ISBN10: 0773470662

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