Lila & Other Stories

dc.contributor.authorKona, Bongani
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-29T08:13:07Z
dc.date.available2022-06-29T08:13:07Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.updated2022-06-28T08:10:58Z
dc.description.abstractA survivor of the Chimoio bombings, conducted by the Rhodesian Security Forces against the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) headquarters in Mozambique, attempts to send a dog to the moon. After seven years of failing to conceive a couple gives birth to a baby plagued by an infinite hunger. A teenage girl recalls the day her father took her to the execution of The Colonel: the arm-wrestling champion of the 153rd State ... The departure point for most of the stories in this collection is my own upbringing in Harare, Zimbabwe, in the 1990s and early 2000s. Given the country's repressive political history, I've been asking myself the question: in what new ways can we write about oppressive states? What new metaphors, vocabularies can we come up and how can we capture, in writing, the many forms of violence they deploy against their citizens? And more crucially, how do we depict the way ordinary citizens find ways, sometimes bizarre, of resisting this onslaught of violence from the state? Lila & Other Stories is a small attempt to create something meaningful out of a history I and many others are still grappling with.
dc.identifier.apacitationKona, B. (2021). <i>Lila & Other Stories</i>. (). ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Languages and Literatures. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36549en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationKona, Bongani. <i>"Lila & Other Stories."</i> ., ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Languages and Literatures, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36549en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationKona, B. 2021. Lila & Other Stories. . ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Languages and Literatures. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36549en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Master Thesis AU - Kona, Bongani AB - A survivor of the Chimoio bombings, conducted by the Rhodesian Security Forces against the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) headquarters in Mozambique, attempts to send a dog to the moon. After seven years of failing to conceive a couple gives birth to a baby plagued by an infinite hunger. A teenage girl recalls the day her father took her to the execution of The Colonel: the arm-wrestling champion of the 153rd State ... The departure point for most of the stories in this collection is my own upbringing in Harare, Zimbabwe, in the 1990s and early 2000s. Given the country's repressive political history, I've been asking myself the question: in what new ways can we write about oppressive states? What new metaphors, vocabularies can we come up and how can we capture, in writing, the many forms of violence they deploy against their citizens? And more crucially, how do we depict the way ordinary citizens find ways, sometimes bizarre, of resisting this onslaught of violence from the state? Lila &amp; Other Stories is a small attempt to create something meaningful out of a history I and many others are still grappling with. DA - 2021_ DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Creative Writting LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2021 T1 - Lila & Other Stories TI - Lila & Other Stories UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36549 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/36549
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationKona B. Lila & Other Stories. []. ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Languages and Literatures, 2021 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/36549en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Languages and Literatures
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanities
dc.subjectCreative Writting
dc.titleLila & Other Stories
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationlevelM A
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