A definitive edition and analysis of the Tjakova myth of the Vakavango

 

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dc.contributor.author Diaz, Herbert Ndango en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-28T06:08:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-28T06:08:46Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Diaz, H. 1992. A definitive edition and analysis of the Tjakova myth of the Vakavango. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15985
dc.description Bibliography: pages 364-375. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The field work for this thesis was never a "safe" project, but a very important one it a people's heritage (the Vakavango heritage), which includes memories of generations of migration and therefore some potentially highly informative data, was not to be lost. The project, concerned with the traditions of a people living on both sides of the Kavango river, on the border of Angola and Namibia, began when the Angolan civil war was already in full swing on the northern bank and the liberation struggle was already heating up in Namibia. The first purpose was to produce a definitive version of the most important myth cycle of the Vakavango, the myth in which Tjakova is the chief actor. The second purpose was to subject the myth to analysis as one expression of these peoples' religion. These two purposes are interactive. To decide what must be included and what excluded in a definitive version of the myth is to have already begun analysis. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Mythology, African - Namibia en_ZA
dc.subject.other Mythology, African - Angola en_ZA
dc.title A definitive edition and analysis of the Tjakova myth of the Vakavango en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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