Narrating post-colonial crisis: the post-colonial state and the individual in the works of Sony Labou Tansi

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dc.contributor.author Mashihi, Thapelo
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-28T08:56:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-28T08:56:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net10539/14382
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--University of the Witwatersrand, 1999. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In this study I will examine two texts by the Congolese author Sony Labou Tansi, namely The Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez and Parenthesis of Blood. The aim of the research is to examine how and why the author uses techniques of allegory and magic realism instead of realism in his work. By closely examining the two texts and with the help of comparisons with his other works, I intend to show that the world he is representing is too fabulous to be rendered in a realistic manner. The use of allegory and irony in the text is a strategy that helps the author to challenge the oppression and despair in his society. The issue of gender is also important in both texts, therefore, I will examine how Labou Tansi portrays women in his works. I will do this by comparing his presentation of women to other female characters found in African canonical works by male writers. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Magic realism (Literature)
dc.subject.lcsh Colonial influence--African literature
dc.subject.lcsh Postcolonialism
dc.subject.lcsh Sony Lab'Ou Tansi. Seven solitudes of Lorsa Lopez
dc.subject.lcsh Congolese (Democratic Republic) literature (French)
dc.title Narrating post-colonial crisis: the post-colonial state and the individual in the works of Sony Labou Tansi en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA


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