Tlhotlhomiso ya morero wa kolonifatso ya metsi mo ditlhangweng tsa setswana mo Aforikaborwa: Molebo wa botswa-bokoloniale

Moswele, M
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South Africa is one of the countries that still experience problems with hunger and poverty; this was mainly caused by lack of water, land for agriculture and sufficient land for settlement. The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the empirical themes of hydrocolonialism mainly initiated by the arrival of Colonials and convincingly remove Blacks from their native lands. The main aim of this study is to encourage the intellectual centre of gravity to rethink themes related to water in Southern African Languages and Literatures particularly, Setswana to understand the world shaped by the imperial uses of water and the effects of this hegemony on censorship laws. The study has taken a note that the field has largely been land-focused as a world shaped by European and their aftermath. Therefore, the study will investigate the consequences of colonialism and the material meaning of water and colonisation of land by means of water with specific reference to selected Setswana poetry and proverbs. The study will be based on Post-colonial approach to uncover features of colonial practices and their Aftermath as well as the theory of Ecocriticism which will expose how literature respond to the environmental concerns which Africans were eventually faced with such as wetland loss, endangered species, deforestation, etc. A qualitative method will be employed to collect and analyse data, textual data technique will be used for data gathering, collected data will be analysed with specific reference to content analysis and cross-impacts analysis
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts (African Languages and Linguistics) in the Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, 2021