The depiction of Homelessness in K. Sello Duiker's Thirteen Cents and Phaswane MPE's Welcome to Our Hillbrow

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dc.contributor.advisor Nengome, A. Z
dc.contributor.advisor Rafapa, L. J.
dc.contributor.author Mahori, Freddy
dc.date 2017
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-24T14:13:24Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-24T14:13:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1076
dc.description MA (English)
dc.description Department of English
dc.description.abstract In this study, I explore the depiction of homelessness in K. Sello Duiker’s Thirteen Cents (2000) and Phaswane Mpe’s Welcome to Our Hillbrow (2001). Against the background of post-colonial and transcultural theories, I explore the effects of homelessness on select characters depicted in the two novels, particularly how homelessness and its effects impact on the characters’ identity and human dignity, as some of the themes which the two authors deal with. I achieve this through a close analysis of themes, characterisation and style as well as a demonstration of how the metaphor of the plight of the homeless is drawn from the experiences of the homeless characters portrayed in the novels. I establish, through this study, that the two novels depict characters on whose identity and human dignity, colonialism had an adverse impact. I argue that the corroded dignity and identity of the select homeless characters can be restored through the application of the tenets of transcultural theory. I consistently identify the central morals of the two novels under study as highlighting the need for society to address the plight central to the two novels’ major themes of homelessness, poverty, identity and human dignity against the backdrop of postcoloniality and transculturalism. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Depiction en_US
dc.subject Homelessness en_US
dc.subject Poverty en_US
dc.subject Post-colonial en_US
dc.subject Transcultural theories en_US
dc.subject Identity en_US
dc.subject Human dignity en_US
dc.subject Colonialism en_US
dc.subject.ddc 809.933556
dc.subject.lcsh Homelessness -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Homeless persons -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Poor -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Begging -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Homelessness in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty in literature
dc.subject.lcsh English fiction -- History and criticism
dc.title The depiction of Homelessness in K. Sello Duiker's Thirteen Cents and Phaswane MPE's Welcome to Our Hillbrow en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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