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The Resource Strategies of representation in auto/biography : reconstructing and remembering, Edited by Muchativugwa Hove, Kgomotso Masemola, (electronic book ;)

Strategies of representation in auto/biography : reconstructing and remembering, Edited by Muchativugwa Hove, Kgomotso Masemola, (electronic book ;)

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Strategies of representation in auto/biography : reconstructing and remembering
Title
Strategies of representation in auto/biography
Title remainder
reconstructing and remembering
Statement of responsibility
Edited by Muchativugwa Hove, Kgomotso Masemola
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates how selves are represented and reconstructed in selected auto/biographies in African literary discourse and examines how this relates to issues of identity, nation and history.
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UK-WkNB
Dewey number
809.9492
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hove, Muchativugwa
  • Masemola, Kgomotso
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  • African literature
  • Biography as a literary form
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Strategies of Representation in Auto/biography investigates how selves are represented and reconstructed in selected auto/biographical readings from African literary discourse. It examines how such representations confirm, validate, interrogate and pervade conversations with issues of identity, nation and history. In addition to providing an overview of the multidimensionality of auto/biography, the book also introduces readers to various ways of reading and analysing auto/biographical writings and develops specific perspectives on the genre and views inherently expressed through the re-imagined, re-membered and re-constructed self that speaks through the pages of autobiographical scripting. The focus on auto/biographical writings from southern Africa, specifically South Africa and Zimbabwe, offers a fresh reading of the work of significant figures in the political, economic and sociological spheres of these nation states. This collection shows that auto/biography may be more than simply the representation of an individual life, and that the socio-cultural memory of a people is a core aspect influencing individual self-representation
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Strategies of representation in auto/biography : reconstructing and remembering, Edited by Muchativugwa Hove, Kgomotso Masemola, (electronic book ;)
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
1. Fictions of Autobiographical Representations: Joshua Nkomo's The Story of My Life-- Maurice Taonezvi Vambe 2. Memory, Gender and Narration: Reconstruction of Subjectivity in Makeba's My Story and Masekela's Still Grazing-- Nonhlanhla Dhlamini 3. Imagining The Nation: Autobiography, Memoir, History or Fiction in Peter Godwin's writing-- Muchativugwa Liberty Hove 4. Denomi/Nation: Envisioning Possibilities of Re-Constructing an Alternative Zimbabwe in Muzorewa's Rise Up and Walk-- Tasiyana D. Javangwe 5. Reading Dzino: Memories of a Freedom Fighter-- Arthur P.T. Makanda 6. Vortex of Violence: The Apocalyptic Imagination in Peter Godwin's The Fear-- Muchativugwa Liberty Hove 7. 'We Were Little Kings in Rhodesia': Rhodesian Discourse and Representations of Colonial Violence in Kandaya and Let's Don't Go To The Dogs Tonight-- Murenga Joseph Chikowero 8. Women Re-defining Themselves in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Insights from Tendayi Westerhof's Unlucky in Love-- Anna Chitando 9. Historical Metaphors of the Self: Chimurenga Names as Autobiography-- Charles Pfukwa
Control code
9781137340337
Extent
198 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137340337
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Strategies of representation in auto/biography : reconstructing and remembering, Edited by Muchativugwa Hove, Kgomotso Masemola, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
1. Fictions of Autobiographical Representations: Joshua Nkomo's The Story of My Life-- Maurice Taonezvi Vambe 2. Memory, Gender and Narration: Reconstruction of Subjectivity in Makeba's My Story and Masekela's Still Grazing-- Nonhlanhla Dhlamini 3. Imagining The Nation: Autobiography, Memoir, History or Fiction in Peter Godwin's writing-- Muchativugwa Liberty Hove 4. Denomi/Nation: Envisioning Possibilities of Re-Constructing an Alternative Zimbabwe in Muzorewa's Rise Up and Walk-- Tasiyana D. Javangwe 5. Reading Dzino: Memories of a Freedom Fighter-- Arthur P.T. Makanda 6. Vortex of Violence: The Apocalyptic Imagination in Peter Godwin's The Fear-- Muchativugwa Liberty Hove 7. 'We Were Little Kings in Rhodesia': Rhodesian Discourse and Representations of Colonial Violence in Kandaya and Let's Don't Go To The Dogs Tonight-- Murenga Joseph Chikowero 8. Women Re-defining Themselves in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Insights from Tendayi Westerhof's Unlucky in Love-- Anna Chitando 9. Historical Metaphors of the Self: Chimurenga Names as Autobiography-- Charles Pfukwa
Control code
9781137340337
Extent
198 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137340337
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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