n English in Africa - Voices of anxiety and hope : narrative conventions and divergence, and their ideological implications in Charles Mungoshi's Waiting for the Rain
|Article Title||Voices of anxiety and hope : narrative conventions and divergence, and their ideological implications in Charles Mungoshi's Waiting for the Rain|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||English in Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 2005|
|Pages||85 - 105|
In the thirty years since it appeared, Charles Mungoshi's Waiting for the Rain has continued to justify its early recognition as an important literary text addressing African and post-colonial cruxes.1 Hence it is notable that in many respects the novel is fairly conventional technically and almost indistinguishable from texts from Western 'centres.' The third-person narrative, omniscient but in the main non-intrusive, is so familiar one hardly notices it. Characterisation is conventional too.
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