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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Simelane, Maria Khabonina
Email kmsimelane@nel.mpu.gov.za
URN etd-09162008-151032
Document Title An investigation of some selected Siswati drama about the compliance of their themes with real life
Degree Master of Arts
Department African Languages
Advisor Name Title
Dr P M Lubisi Supervisor
  • Imali Yimphandze Yesono
  • Yenebakitsi
  • Vilakati
  • Imphicabadzala
  • Ungatihluphi
  • Ngifela Wena
  • Mbuyane
  • Dlamini
  • Tentile
  • Magagula
  • Malindzisa
  • kwendziswa
  • Kwahlwa Emini
  • Thwala
  • dishonesty
  • real life
  • Siswati
  • drama
  • umbango welusendvo
  • bungwadla nekungetsembeki
  • human rights
  • family feud
  • prostitution
  • arranged marriage
Date 2006-09-05
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In Chapter One, the following information is clearly spelt out: The introduction of the research; the aim of the study; the research methodology of the study; the delimitation of the study, where the drama books consulted are listed; the areas where Siswati is spoken; a short history of the development of Siswati as a written language and the definition of terms.

Chapter Two discusses the theme about family feud (umbango welusendvo), which is portrayed in J. J. Thwala’s drama book, “Kwahlwa Emini.” The story is briefly narrated with some relevant extracts that highlight the theme in this chapter.

Chapter Three discusses the themes about arranged marriage (kwendziswa) as well as the scarcity of marriage as a social problem to the youth that is portrayed by Magagula, Malindzisa, Mbuyane, and Dlamini in their drama books, “Tentile”, “Ngifela Wena”, “Ungatihluphi” and “Imali Yimphandze Yesono” respectively. The stories are briefly narrated and the necessary extracts are also included to highlight the themes.

Chapter Four discusses the theme about prostitution and dishonesty (bungwadla nekungetsembeki) portrayed by Magagula and Mbuyane in their drama books, “Tentile” and “Yenebakitsi” respectively. The stories are summarized briefly and some relevant extracts are also included in this chapter.

Chapter Five discusses the theme about human rights that is found in Vilakati’ s drama book, ‘Imphicabadzala”. The story is briefly narrated and some extracts are included to highlight the theme clearly.

Chapter Six deals with findings, recommendations and conclusion – where the researcher stipulates what is discovered in the study.

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