Rethinking Edgar Tekere’s a lifetime of struggle

Gwarinda, Muchineripi Cuthbert (2013) Rethinking Edgar Tekere’s a lifetime of struggle.

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Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11408/833

Abstract

This article seeks to interrogate the construction of identities in Edgar Tekeres A Lifetime of Struggle for the purposes of establishing political legitimacy and heroism for himself.This article observers that the autobiographical narrator attempts to achieve this end through constructing heroic identities on a multiplicity of sites such as heredity,military,prisoner,welfare,masculine,intellectual and spiritual identities.The conclusion is that identity is multiple. Heroism is accentuated when that hero identity can be configured into a multiplicity of sub-identities.Hero identities and political legitimacy are achieved in the genre of autobiography through elevating and centering the narrating self while at the same time time undermining the narrated others.It is also achieved through what is stated and the silences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tekere, Identities, Heroism, Legitimacy,ZANU, ZANLA , Autobiograph
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > Midlands State University
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 23:32
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 23:32
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/3296

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