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dc.contributor.author Chunga, Timothy M.
dc.contributor.author Kangira, Jairos
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-31T12:17:02Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-31T12:17:02Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Chunga, T., & Kangira, J. (2016). An exploration of the portrayal of the girl-child in Erna Muller’s novels It all goes wrong and When you dance with the crocodile. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(1), 63-73. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2026-7215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1827
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a critical analysis of the portrayal of the girl-child by Erna Muller in It all goes wrong (2014) and When you dance with the crocodile (2014). The two novels were selected using purposive sampling as they primarily characterise girl-children as protagonists. The researchers employed the African feminist literary theory as argued by Chukwuma (2006) in this study. The African feminist literary theory was used to study how the girl-child is portrayed in a patriarchal world. Content analysis was used to examine the depiction of the girl-child in the two novels. The study revealed that in both novels the girl-characters make independent decisions and act on them, while other characters such as adults and boys play secondary roles. The study found that Erna Muller portrays the girl-child as innocent, open minded, caring, adventurous, assertive, compasssionate and brave. All in all, it can be concluded that Muller uses the two novels to empower the girl-child. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Exploration en_US
dc.subject Erna Muller en_US
dc.title An exploration of the portrayal of the girl-child in Erna Muller’s novels It all goes wrong and When you dance with the crocodile en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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