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Issues of Indigenous African Literature and Onomastics

A Festschrift in Honour of D. B. Z. Ntuli

Edited By Munzhedzi James Mafela and Cynthia Daphne Ntuli

The book has been specially compiled to honour scholars who have promoted, developed and preserved indigenous African languages of South Africa. These scholars contributed by restoring the dignity of the languages which were marginalised and dehumanised by colonialism. The authors present innovative approaches of interpreting and analysing African literary works, and suggest relevant translation strategies. Other chapters focus on the importance of naming in African societies. Names have a bearing on the life of a person or the community. The book further recommends a frequent revisit of the orthography of the indigenous African languages to avoid inconsistencies.

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