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'Structures of feeling' and constructions of history: Mazisi Kunene's 'Emperor Shaka the Great'

Brown, Duncan (2002). 'Structures of feeling' and constructions of history: Mazisi Kunene's 'Emperor Shaka the Great'. In: Jones, Eldred Durosimi and Jones, Marjorie eds. South and Southern African Literature. African Literature Today (23). Oxford, UK: James Currey, pp. 63–78.

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Abstract

In this article I wish to engage seriously with Mazisi Kunene and his place in South African and African literary histories, through an analysis of what is arguably his best-known work, 'Emperor Shaka the Great' (1979). I suggest the real possibilities and strengths of this poem, while acknowledging the often contradictory 'structures of feeling' that inform and impel the poem.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-85255-523-7, 978-0-85255-523-1
Keywords: African literature; literary studies; African studies; nationalism; identity.
Academic Unit/Department: Arts
Item ID: 7714
Depositing User: Duncan Brown
Date Deposited: 29 May 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:59
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7714
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