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VDM Publishing House, November 2010, Pages: 256
This book investigates how the Shona novelists depict Shona marriage from the pre-colonial through colonial to post-colonial period. The book argues through a social historical approach to literature, that the environment both social and physical influences how authors perceive reality. It argues that the authors' perception of Shona marriage across the periods has been hampered by the socio-historical epoch they found themselves in. Factors such as education,Christianity, Western values and sensibilities and patriarchial background have been found to be variables which have been found to be variables which also affected the novelists' perception of Shona marriage.
Liveson Tatira is a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe. He is waiting to defend his DPhil thesis. He has published in academic journals in folklore, language and contributed chapters in academic books in the fields of indigenous language and education.