Feminist Discourse Analysis of the Image of the "Liberated" Woman in Umshado [Marriage] by N Zulu

Author: 
Gumede, HS &
Responsibility: 
Mathonsi, NN, jt. author
Place: 
Oxon
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2019
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Journal Title: 
Current Writing
Source: 
Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 2019 , pp. 11-20
Abstract: 

The article analyses the novel Umshado in relation to differences in attitudes and behaviour, and also in relation to "free" expression or subjectivity by the woman writer, N Zulu.This is achieved by exploring the use of language by both men and women in this literary text. By engaging a nuanced discourse analysis, the article seeks to explore some contradictory aspects of selected Zulu traditional practices, and how these negatively impact on the rights of women. The article explores the struggles that a woman goes through in trying to attain her freedom and independence which unfortunately lands her in trouble and emerges as a victim.

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CITATION: Gumede, HS &. Feminist Discourse Analysis of the Image of the "Liberated" Woman in Umshado [Marriage] by N Zulu . Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group , 2019. Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 2019 , pp. 11-20 - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/feminist-discourse-analysis-image-liberated-woman-umshado-marriage-n-zulu

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