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Spiritual Challenges in Waiting for the Rain and Ancestors

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ISBN-10: 384335930X

ISBN-13: 9783843359306

Edition: N/A

Authors: Leslei Kahari

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This text is a shona cultural reading into the spiritual issues in Charles Mungoshi's Waiting for the Rain and Chenjerai Hove's Ancestors. Shona cultural concepts such as Ngozi, Nhodzerwa, Mamhepo, Vadzimu and Munyama are explored and linked to the material being of Africans who are suffering under the yoke of colonialism. Mungoshi's handling of colonialism as a form of Ngozi which has manifested itself as a huge superstition and historical monster is shown to bring out contradictory African narratives one of resistance and one of collaboration. Hove is shown to experiment with spirit possession, magic realism, hallucination and hybridism to create a female centred narrative of resistance.…    
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List price: $71.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English