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Transcribing tales, creating cultural identities an analysis of selected written english texts of Xhosa folktales

  title={Transcribing tales, creating cultural identities an analysis of selected written english texts of Xhosa folktales},
  author={S. Naidu},
ii This thesis maps a marriage of postcolonial theory and folklore studies. The progeny of this marriage is an analytic tool which can suitably and effectively tackle the subject of written folktale texts, whether they be part of a nineteenth century colonialist discourse, or a twenty-first century nationalist discourse. First, GM Theal=s collection of folktale texts, Kaffir Folklore (1882), is analysed as part of his specific colonialist discourse. Theal formulated for himself, and for the… Expand
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