Original Articles

The literary history of Sesotho literature in social transition: a survey of prominent themes and trends after 1990

Published in: South African Journal of African Languages
Volume 23, issue 2, 2003 , pages: 77–94
DOI: 10.1080/02572117.2003.10587208
Author(s): NS ZuluDepartment of African Languages, South Africa


This study examines prominent themes in Sesotho prose from 1990 to 2002 The aim is to observe literary tendencies, trends and patterns that can be considered to be the major characteristics of the literary period marked by the unbanning of political activity in 1990. The pattern that emerged is that a high percentage of the prose texts published during the 1990s and after, deal with ordinary subject matter and also with cultures in conflict during the sociopolitical transition from apartheid to democracy

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