n Latin American Report - The construction of subaltern consciousness in Zimbabwe's protest theatre : the case of

Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-6060



This paper seeks to analyse how the consciousness of marginalised members of society is constructed within the struggle for transformation in Zimbabwe. We seek to explore how subaltern characters are allowed to portray or demonstrate independent intellectual agency over their thought processes. We are interested in seeing how subaltern characters are allowed to exercise authority over their actions as well as how they are allowed to explicate the struggle for change in terms of their own consciousness. We argue that this play invents subaltern consciousness in a manner that is meant to undermine its significance in designing the discourse of change and transformation in Zimbabwe.

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