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Vembe traces the way in which the African oral-story telling tradition survived within the Zimbabwean black novel in English

African Oral Story-telling tradition and the Zimbabwean novel in EnglishThe book traces the ways in which the African oral story-telling tradition survived in several forms within the narrative interstices of the Zimbabwean black novel in English.

The author critically analyses the works of eight well-known Zimbabwean writers and reveals ways in which they use Zimbabwe’s oral story-telling traditions to inform their creative works.

These writers’ work reveals that during colonisation, the liberation struggle and in post-independence Zimbabwe, African orature communicated and continues to communicate views on resistance to authoritarian ideas.

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