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Metaphors of Resistance: Nicknames in Tanzanian Fiction

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dc.creator Wakota, John 2018-05-01T07:40:59Z 2018-05-01T07:40:59Z 2016 2021-05-03T13:11:12Z 2021-05-03T13:11:12Z
dc.identifier Wakota, John. 2016. “Metaphors of Resistance: Nicknames in Tanzanian Fiction.” The Postcolonial Condition of Names and Naming Practices in Southern Africa. Eds: Oliver Nyambi, Tendai Mangema, and Charles Pfukwa. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 172-190.
dc.identifier ISBN (10): 1-4438-9691-8 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-9691-7
dc.description This chapter explores the fictional representation of Tanzania’s colonial history, especially the relations between the indigenous people and the colonists that are conveyed through the nicknames used in selected fiction. It proposes that nicknames in Tanzanian fiction that span the colonial period are some of the most straightforward ways of understanding relationships between the colonised indigenous people and their colonisers. Through the decoding of these fictionalised nicknames, the essay seeks to demonstrate the extent to which these nicknames can be considered as storehouses that offer a glimpse of social relations.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK
dc.subject Onomastics, Nickname, nicknaming, colonialism, resistance.
dc.title Metaphors of Resistance: Nicknames in Tanzanian Fiction
dc.type Book chapter

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