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Magic and its significance in Tswana folktales

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dc.contributor.advisor Mr. W.J. Pretorius en_US
dc.contributor.author Motshwari, Julia Jakoentle
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T12:47:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T12:47:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-15
dc.date.submitted 1998-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5853
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research is about witchcraft, sorcery, divination, religion and science. In gathering the information, it became apparent that the above—mentioned subjects are interrelated and inseparable from magic. It is therefore imperative to include them in this study. The debate regarding the line of demarcation between religion and magic is also discussed in this research. Literature relating to magic abounds in Tswana. Selected folktales referring to the use of magic are analysed. The function of magic must be considered within the framework of a people's entire cosmology, their world—view and perceptions. The purpose of this study is to illustrate that African oral literature is a fascinating subject worthy of study and further research. This is a very interesting but often neglected field. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Magic in literature en_US
dc.subject Tswana literature en_US
dc.subject Tswana (African people) -- Folklore en_US
dc.subject Magic -- Social aspects -- South Africa en_US
dc.title Magic and its significance in Tswana folktales en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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