Violence,fantasy,memory and testimony in MDA's ways of dying and she plays with the darkness

Show simple item record Foster, Sue-Ann Anita 2007-02-15T13:18:40Z 2007-02-15T13:18:40Z 2007-02-15T13:18:40Z
dc.description Student Number : 0401052V - MA research report - School of Literature and Language Studies - Faculty of Humanities en
dc.description.abstract This research report analyzes the representation of violence in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying and She Plays with the Darkness. Ways of Dying questions whether social stability and democracy would be fully realized in post-apartheid South Africa as is predicted in Black South African literature written between 1970 and 1994. Mda’s disillusionment is shown in his examination of undemocratic and violent practices committed within the liberation movement against the oppressed and of “black-on-black” violence in South Africa. She Plays with Darkness posits that political corruption and repression in Lesotho occurred as a result of the erosion of African values and traditions, which caused political leaders and the middleclass to dismiss the well-being of their society for personal gains. For Mda, however, societies and individuals can be redeemed from violence through memory, testimony, fantasy and art. Both novels reveal his endeavor to creatively narrate the experience of violence. en
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dc.subject social stability en
dc.subject democracy en
dc.subject post-apartheid South Africa en
dc.subject Black South African literature en
dc.subject "She Plays with Darkness" en
dc.subject Mda en
dc.subject violence en
dc.title Violence,fantasy,memory and testimony in MDA's ways of dying and she plays with the darkness en
dc.type Thesis en

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