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African male voices: representation of women images in selected isiZulu literary texts; reality or idealism?

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dc.contributor.advisor Zondi, N.B
dc.contributor.author Mzoneli-Makhwaza, Irene Nini
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-06T10:31:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-06T10:31:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1609
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Arts in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of African Languages at the University of Zululand, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, the research focused on representation of women images in the selected isiZulu literary texts. From the late 1940’s up to 1994 South Africans struggled under the apartheid regime. During this period of time Black women were doubly oppressed by their patriarchal and traditional cultures as well as by the apartheid system of government. With the change of government in 1994, a new era in the history of South Africa was ushered in. The underlying foundations of the new constitution were democratic values of gender equality, non- racial, non sexist society. It is against this backdrop that the thesis focused on exploring the effects and or impact of perceptions about women within a changing and transforming society in Africa in general and South Africa specifically. The isiZulu texts selected that were analysed are works of transitional period partly because they were published during the time of political and social transformation. Whilst other texts that were analysed were published during the post-independence period. The rational behind this was to give a broader spectrum that reflects the reality; as well as to establish whether the socio- political transformation has had an impact on how male authors represent women in isiZulu literary texts. Literary feminist philosophy was employed to highlight whether their depiction is real or idealized. The study concluded that gender inequality was still prevalent in the depiction of women images in selected isiZulu literary texts authored by males. There was no transformation that had been made by male authors in their portrayal of women characters to reflect the current political and social order en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject women --representation --literary works --Zulu en_US
dc.title African male voices: representation of women images in selected isiZulu literary texts; reality or idealism? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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