Zimbabwe's betrayed liberation struggle: a consideration of two novels by Shimmer Chinodya
This thesis examines Chinodya’s novels, Harvest of Thorns and Child of War in the context of the Zimbabwean liberation struggle. Using a Marxist/Feminist perspective, the thesis considers the novels with a view to establishing the writer’s perception of the post-independence Zimbabwean society. Additionally, this study explores the role of women and children in the liberation struggle and finally interrogates the notion of betrayal of independence ideals. To accomplish this project, reference material from the works of various scholars, newspapers and magazines has been borrowed generously to validate the veracity of the suggested views. For up-to-date reviews on Chinodya’s works, information has been sought from the internet. For specificity and accuracy, communication has been made with the author either via e-mail or telephonically.
- Humanities