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Identity, discrimination and violence in Bessie Head's trilogy

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dc.contributor.advisor Kane, E.G. (Ms.) en Mhlahlo, Corwin Luthuli en 2009-08-25T10:50:54Z 2009-08-25T10:50:54Z 2009-08-25T10:50:54Z 2002-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Mhlahlo, Corwin Luthuli (2009) Identity, discrimination and violence in Bessie Head's trilogy, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation seeks to explore the perceived intricate relationship that exists between constructed identity, discrimination and violence as portrayed in Bessie Head's trilogy from varying perspectives, including aspects of postcoloniality, materialist feminism and liminality. Starting with a background to some of the origins of racial hybridity in Southern Africa, it looks at how racial identity has subsequently influenced the course of Southern African history and thereafter explores historical and biographical information deemed relevant to an understanding of the dissertation. Critical explorations of each text in the trilogy follow, in which the apparent affinities that exist between identity, discrimination and violence are analysed and displayed. In conclusion the trilogy is discussed from a largely sociological perspective of hope in a utopian society. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (81 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Postcoloniality en
dc.subject Emotional torment en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.subject Hybridity en
dc.subject Gender en
dc.subject Self en
dc.subject Utopian en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Discrimination en
dc.subject Construction and representation of identity en
dc.subject.ddc 823.914
dc.subject.lcsh Head, Bessie, 1937-1986 -- Criticism and interpretation.
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology) in literature.
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination in literature.
dc.subject.lcsh Violence in literature.
dc.title Identity, discrimination and violence in Bessie Head's trilogy en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department English Studies en M.A.(English) en

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