1887

n Imbizo : International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies - Literature as celebration : the Zulu () and Mandingo () epic

USD

 

Abstract

The relationship between literature and society has long been recognised. In light of this, African literature is viewed as partly a celebration and partly an expression of African values. Literature set in the past is to some degree seen as an attempt to unearth, convey and uphold socio-economic, political and religious values of the time. Using the Afrocentricity theory and epic texts, Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (Niane, 1965) and Emperor Shaka the Great: A Zulu Epic (Kunene, 1979), the article posits that a study of such epic texts indeed offers a glimpse of the people's philosophy of life and their values.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/imbizo/6/1/EJC186379
2015-01-01
2016-12-03
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error