Praise poetry of the Bakwena ba Mogopa of Jericho

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dc.contributor.advisor Mr. H.C. Groenewald ; Mr. S.A. Makopo en_US
dc.contributor.author Mogapi, Mojaki Priscilla
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T12:42:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T12:42:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-12
dc.date.submitted 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7670
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research is based primarily on the praise-poems of the Bakwena ba Mogopa of Jericho. Other genres of verbal art of this tribe are briefly described. The study is divided into six chapters. The first chapter contains the aim and objectives of this study and includes methods, fieldwork, approaches to verbal art and an overview of verbal art among the Bakwena ba Mogopa. The second chapter is a brief outline of the history of the Bakwena ba Mogopa tribe and their heroic poems. The historical background of these poems as well as performances on different occasions, are outlined. The third chapter focuses on the clan poems as the preservation of the history of the Bakwena tribe. The fourth chapter focuses on praise-poems of the divining bones and shows that the actual divination and the praises of divining bones is performed by traditional doctors of the Bakwena ba Mogopa upon consultation. The fifth chapter concentrates on the structural features of the poems, such as imagery and parallelism. The sixth and last chapter is a general conclusion and references. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Laudatory poetry, Tswana. en_US
dc.subject Tswana (African people) - History en_US
dc.title Praise poetry of the Bakwena ba Mogopa of Jericho en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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