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dc.contributor.author Mlambo, Nelson
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-24T06:53:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-24T06:53:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Mlambo, N. (2012). Rethinking the poetics of urban informalities in fi ction: Reconstructing the city space in times of crisis. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(1): 129-138. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1363
dc.description.abstract This paper considers ways of reading and theorising urbanity and the urbanites’ coping strategies for survival. The prime motivation is to demonstrate their apt capacity to transform the urban space and utilise it to better their lives. Using resilience theory and focusing on the profundity of agency, the paper takes literature, particularly the short story set in urban Zimbabwe during the crisis of the past decade to focus on the characters as actors with the capacity to innovate and respond to difficulty with ingenuity through urban informalities; strengths we can all learn from. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Poetics en_US
dc.subject Urban informalities en_US
dc.subject City space en_US
dc.title Rethinking the poetics of urban informalities in fiction: Reconstructing the city space in times of crisis en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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