Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://ir.nust.na:8080/jspui/handle/10628/550
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorCloete, Ina-
dc.contributor.authorMlambo, Nelson-
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-19T10:34:45Z-
dc.date.available2015-11-19T10:34:45Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationCloete, I., & Mlambo, N. (2014). A literary exploration of trauma and resilience in Tagwira's 'The Uncertainty of Hope'. NAWA Journal of Language and Communication, 8(2), 92-105.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1993-3885-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10628/550-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to critically analyse Tagwira’s The uncertainty of hope, a novel set in turbulent Zimbabwe using the critical lenses of trauma and resilience theory. The two theories are applied as a way of accounting for the challenges, realities and hopes faced by 21st century African states and citizens. Through the application of these two theories the paper argues that literary theory has to address itself to the issues and concerns raised in fiction and that it is through balancing the traumatic realities of life and how the ordinary people resiliently face these challenges that African literature can truly mirror. The research found that the novel, The uncertainty of hope, clearly captures the different forms of trauma faced by the characters in crisis-hit Zimbabwe. Moreover, the research also demonstrated the characters’ resilience and their agency in mitigating the traumatic experiences they face.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNUST, Department of Communicationen_US
dc.subjectTraumaen_US
dc.subjectResilienceen_US
dc.subjectCopingen_US
dc.subjectZimbabwean crisisen_US
dc.subjectThe Uncertainty of Hope by Valerie Tagwiraen_US
dc.subjectTagwira, Valerie. The Uncertainty of Hopeen_US
dc.titleA literary exploration of trauma and resilience in Tagwira's 'The Uncertainty of Hope'.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
Appears in Collections:Communication

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Cloete & Mlambo. A literary exploration of trauma and resilience in Tagwira's....pdf202.21 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.