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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Thobakgale, Raphehli Michael
URN etd-10292012-172424
Document Title Tsheka Tsheko ya Dikanegelokopana ka S.N. Nkadimeng (Sepedi)
Degree Master of Arts
Department Philosophy
Advisor Name Title
Dr M J Mojalefa Co-Supervisor
Prof P S Groenewald Supervisor
  • story-frame
  • Sepedi short story
  • North Sotho short story
  • macro- and microstructure
  • title
  • atmosphere
  • character identification
  • satire
  • characterization
  • narratological time
  • SM Nkadimeng
Date 1997-04-12
Availability unrestricted
In this dissertation, the art of the short story as practised by S.N. Nkadimeng (Mmantshaotlogele) is investigated in accordance with the narratological descriptive model. According to this approach the literary work is divided into three levels, namely, content level, plot level and style level. The level of style, however, is not discussed in detail in this dissertation.

In this study, Nkadimeng's art is placed within the framework of a brief discussion of the Northem Sotho short story as an art form. Furthermore, the aim of this investigation is formulated. Thereafter the relevant concepts which are discussed in this dissertation are also illustrated.

In the second, third and fourth chapters attention is paid mainly to the analysis of a single short story, that is 0 nyalwa lenyalo mang .. . ; however, the other short stories in this collection, among others Nna nka se je dipute and Thapelo ya pula are referred to as examples.

In the last chapter, Nkadimeng's work, particularly with regard to his ironic stories, is compared to Mpepele's and Matsepe's work. Nkadimeng writes with compassion about his people; his irony is delicate and mocking without venom, which differs from that of Matsepe and Mpepele. Whereas Matsepe mocks important figures in the society, such as leaders, kings, the rich and so forth, Nkadimeng's and Mpepele's mocking is aimed at the weaknesses of the ordinary people.

1996 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Thabakgale, RM 1996, Tsheka Tsheko ya Dikanegelokopana ka S.N. Nkadimeng, PhD thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-/ >


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