A critical exposition of historicism and implicit activism in Elundini Lothukela
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It is the gentle but sharp manner of refutation of negative labels that early Europeans, through negative and undermining othering, attached to the Nguni in South Africa, that was investigated and discovered in this novel, that the author of this thesis is putting under the spotlight here. This thesis seeks to demonstrate that this novel is one radiant example of typical combative, counter-hegemonic, and engage works in Xhosa literature, the kind of resistance and indictment literature where the message on national liberation lies embedded in its and groundwork; in it we see graphic reflections of the pre-colonial Nguni Indigenes in South Africa, their admirable and glorious which manifested itself in a virile political pattern, orderly social-religious systems, and structured industrial practices. We use these aspects to reinforce our exposition of this novel as a work of art that refutes all negative labels that were attached to the Nguni Indigenes.
Bibliography: leaves 186-193.
Kwetana, W. 2000. A critical exposition of historicism and implicit activism in Elundini Lothukela. University of Cape Town.