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Chaka, représente-t-il le prototype ou le stéréotype du héros africain

Chaka, représente-t-il le prototype ou le stéréotype du héros africain

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Title: Chaka, représente-t-il le prototype ou le stéréotype du héros africain
Author: Abdel Aziz Omer Mohammed Tahir, Tahir
Abstract: This study discloses the analysis of Shaka character (Shaka Zulu). It is noted that there is a variation in the behavior and qualities of Shaka. The work of Thomas Mofolo (Chaka, une épopée bantoue) takes us between legend and reality. This work has gone through many rewriting processes. It is thought that the South Africa had been unstable for so long time due to inter tribal conflicts. Nevertheless, even before Nelson Mandela, Shaka succeeded to bring the whole Bantu clans into one harmonious nation. So Zulu chef is still living in the african literary fascination as well as the richness of the themes. It is curiosity which invoked us to know how is the real Shaka whom Cheikh Anta Diop compares to Napoleon and other great prominent african figures. We aim to analyze the being of Shaka departing from historical sources, Thomas Mofolo and the rewritings. The researcher has adopted the critical analysis methodology to reveal the real character of Shaka. Only from 1956 to 1984, the theme of Shaka has been treated by a great number of African writers (Leopold Sédar Senghor, Seydou Badian Kouyaté, Abdu Anta Kâ, Condetto Nénékhaly-Camara, Djibril Tamsir Niane, Tchicaya U TAM'SI and Marouba Fall.) On the above-mentioned works Shaka was manipulated for political and socio-psychological reasons. Furthermore, in contemporary Africa, the majority of the african independence leaders are compared to Shaka (Ahmed Sekou Touré, Modibo Keita, Patrice Lumumba, Agostino Neto, Kowami Nikroma, Jomo Kenyatta et Thomas Sankara). The later is always the legendary hero of the black world. In their rewritings of Shaka, the writers revive and commemorate the past of Africa. Finally, the collected information do confirm that Shaka is the prototype of african heroes.
Description: 204 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/11736
Date: 2015-06-13


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