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dc.contributor.authorWanyonyi, Paul Khaemba
dc.contributor.authorBwonya, Jane
dc.contributor.authorMagak, Kitche
dc.contributor.authorMugubi, John
dc.contributor.authorMbithi, Katheu
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-30T08:51:14Z
dc.date.available2018-05-30T08:51:14Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of English Language and Literature Studies Vol.6, No.3, pp.7-17, April 2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn2055-0138
dc.identifier.issn2055-0146
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/18436
dc.descriptionResearch Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines how the Kenyan writer H.R. Ole Kulet portrays female characters vis-à-vis Maasai traditional practices in Blossoms of the Savannah and Daughter of Maa. It proceeds from the premise that characterization plays a pivotal role in depicting the place and role of particular characters in a work of art. For instance, the roles assigned to certain characters in the work of art reflect on their cultural position in the society. It is in this way, the paper examines female characters in the two texts aiming to show how the author portrays cultural conflicts in regard to their positions and roles in the society. From a close reading of the text, it is evident that these characters help to bring out cultural conflicts in the Maasai community. Some of them are either rebelling against traditional cultural practices as they embrace modernity while others are defending the traditional cultural practices as they oppose modernity. This paper contributes useful data on the role of literature in inspiring social consciousness on gender and development issues.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEuropean Centre for Research Training and Development, United Kingdomen_US
dc.subjectPortrayalen_US
dc.subjectFemale Charactersen_US
dc.subjectMaasai Traditional Cultural Practicesen_US
dc.subjectH.R. Ole Kuleten_US
dc.subjectBlossomsen_US
dc.subjectSavannahen_US
dc.subjectDaughteren_US
dc.subjectMaaen_US
dc.titleFemale Characters Contesting Maasai Traditional Cultural Practices and Materialism in H.R. Ole Kulet’s Blossoms of the Savannah and Daughter of Maaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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