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1. Musvoto, Rangarirai Alfred. Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry.

Degree: English, 2011, University of Pretoria

This study investigates how selected Zimbabwean poets use their poetry to re-imagine and rewrite Zimbabwean history to create new identities. It seeks to achieve this by analyzing the poetry of Musaemura Zimunya, Chenjerai Hove, Dambudzo Marechera, Philip Zhuwao, Freedom Nyamubaya and some other women poets from the anthology A Woman’s Plea and John Eppel’s poetry. The study argues that history and identity are unstable concepts whose meanings and usages are influenced by a variety of factors. It further contends that while the significations of history are generally split between how it is regarded in the academic discipline of history and its meanings outside the academic discipline, the controversies surrounding history are about the ways of representing the past. The study builds its central arguments around this existence of multiple ways of ordering the past, and asserts that poetry is also a form of representing history which utilizes its own rhetoric to authorize its versions of the past and construct identities in its own unique ways. These arguments are raised in Chapter One. The analysis of the selected poets’ texts in Chapters Two, Three, Four, Five and Six links them to the arguments raised in Chapter One. It critiques the versions of histories and the nature of identities that are represented differently by different poets. The study in these chapters reveals that poetic narratives are unstable accounts of both the past and identity, but it is this instability that allows poetry to interrogate narrow concepts of what is ‘real’ in history. There are both similar and dissimilar trends that abound in the selected poets’ texts which reveal that even within the poetic mode of representation, there are layers of understanding of the metaphorical symbols which we use to fix the meanings of Zimbabwean history and identities. The study applies different theoretical approaches to the work of each poet in order to show how each has different contribution to make towards the recovery of Zimbabwe’s past and how it speaks to our present. Advisors/Committee Members: Prof A J Chennells (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Freedom nyamubaya; Philip zhuwao; Dambudzo marechera; Chenjerai hove; Musaemura zimunya; Vision(s); Narratives; Representation; Identity; Poetry; Zimbabwean history; John eppel; Women poets; UCTD

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APA (6th Edition):

Musvoto, R. (2011). Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2263/28905

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Musvoto, Rangarirai. “Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pretoria. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2263/28905.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Musvoto, Rangarirai. “Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry.” 2011. Web. 23 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Musvoto R. Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Pretoria; 2011. [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/28905.

Council of Science Editors:

Musvoto R. Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Pretoria; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/28905


University of Pretoria

2. [No author]. Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry .

Degree: 2011, University of Pretoria

This study investigates how selected Zimbabwean poets use their poetry to re-imagine and rewrite Zimbabwean history to create new identities. It seeks to achieve this by analyzing the poetry of Musaemura Zimunya, Chenjerai Hove, Dambudzo Marechera, Philip Zhuwao, Freedom Nyamubaya and some other women poets from the anthology A Woman’s Plea and John Eppel’s poetry. The study argues that history and identity are unstable concepts whose meanings and usages are influenced by a variety of factors. It further contends that while the significations of history are generally split between how it is regarded in the academic discipline of history and its meanings outside the academic discipline, the controversies surrounding history are about the ways of representing the past. The study builds its central arguments around this existence of multiple ways of ordering the past, and asserts that poetry is also a form of representing history which utilizes its own rhetoric to authorize its versions of the past and construct identities in its own unique ways. These arguments are raised in Chapter One. The analysis of the selected poets’ texts in Chapters Two, Three, Four, Five and Six links them to the arguments raised in Chapter One. It critiques the versions of histories and the nature of identities that are represented differently by different poets. The study in these chapters reveals that poetic narratives are unstable accounts of both the past and identity, but it is this instability that allows poetry to interrogate narrow concepts of what is ‘real’ in history. There are both similar and dissimilar trends that abound in the selected poets’ texts which reveal that even within the poetic mode of representation, there are layers of understanding of the metaphorical symbols which we use to fix the meanings of Zimbabwean history and identities. The study applies different theoretical approaches to the work of each poet in order to show how each has different contribution to make towards the recovery of Zimbabwe’s past and how it speaks to our present. Advisors/Committee Members: Prof A J Chennells (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Freedom nyamubaya; Philip zhuwao; Dambudzo marechera; Chenjerai hove; Musaemura zimunya; Vision(s); Narratives; Representation; Identity; Poetry; Zimbabwean history; John eppel; Women poets; UCTD

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

author], [. (2011). Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10212011-145642/

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

author], [No. “Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry .” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pretoria. Accessed September 23, 2020. http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10212011-145642/.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

author], [No. “Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry .” 2011. Web. 23 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

author] [. Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Pretoria; 2011. [cited 2020 Sep 23]. Available from: http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10212011-145642/.

Council of Science Editors:

author] [. Recasting history : imagining and mapping out identities in some Zimbabwean poetry . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Pretoria; 2011. Available from: http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10212011-145642/

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