Examining Women's struggle for visibility in post-independence Africa in Kekelwa Nyaywa's Hearthstones

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dc.contributor.author Shilaho, Westen Kwatemba Godwin
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-17T06:59:47Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-17T06:59:47Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-17T06:59:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1820
dc.description Student Number : 0413402D - MA research report - Faculty of Humanities en
dc.description.abstract This research report focuses on how Kekelwa Nyaywa, a Zambian novelist has represented Zambian women within a span ranging from the colonial up to the independence period. Within the first chapter, a brief history of the Zambian nation is highlighted and a theoretical framework established. Chapter two engages with Nyaywa’s use of romance to make a commentary on the idea of nationalism. By so doing she redefines the concept of romance which has invariably been associated with ‘frivolity’. The third chapter revolves around Chipembi boarding school which the author uses to feminize key issues in the Zambian society. The pivot of the chapter is that this space is a metaphor for women’s liberation in Zambia. HIV/AIDS fueled by a ‘macho syndrome’ emerges in the fourth chapter as the single biggest threat to Zambian women’s lives. Finally, the conclusion investigates the trends of feminism that the author foregrounds in the book. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Kekelwa Nyaywa en
dc.subject Zambian novelist en
dc.subject Zambian women en
dc.subject represented en
dc.subject colonial period en
dc.subject independence period en
dc.subject Chipembi boarding school en
dc.subject Zambian society en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject ‘macho syndrome’ en
dc.title Examining Women's struggle for visibility in post-independence Africa in Kekelwa Nyaywa's Hearthstones en
dc.type Thesis en


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