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Folktale influence on the Shona novel

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dc.contributor.advisor Mulaudzi, P.A. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.advisor Mutasa, D.E. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.author Nyaungwa, Oscar
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-22T07:28:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-22T07:28:07Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2710
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates the extent and type of influence the Shona folktale has had on the writing of the Shona novel. Of particular interest is how much influence the folktale has had on the early writers of Shona novels as compared to the modern writers. The study investigates folktale influence on the development of plot, setting and characterisation in targeted novels. With regard to the development of plot, the study focuses on folktale influence on the following aspects; the exposition, complication, climax and resolution. Looking at setting, the study investigates folktale influence on setting as place, time or social circumstances in which the stories happen. The study also investigates the type of characters the novelists portray and seek to detect any folktale influence on characterisation. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii,127 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Folktale influence en
dc.subject The novel en
dc.subject Prose narratives en
dc.subject Setting characterisation en
dc.subject.ddc 896.39753209
dc.subject.lcsh Shona fiction -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Shona literature -- History and criticism
dc.title Folktale influence on the Shona novel en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department African Languages and Literature
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)


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