Antropologiese aantekeninge by Opperman se 'Ringdans van die Hamerkoppe'

Show simple item record Reddy, Vasu 2018-02-22T08:30:15Z 2018-02-22T08:30:15Z 2017-03
dc.description.abstract This article provides an anthropological reading of one of Opperman’s early poems, “Ringdans van die hamerkoppe” (Blom en Baaierd, 1956). The argument motivates a perspective on Opperman that emphasises his role as a poetethnographer who in this poem also displays elements of the poem-shaman in recuperating salient elements of the cultural world of the Zulu, as seen through the focalisation of the speaker in this text. The article motivates a reading that challenges initial reception of the text that viewed the text as a depiction of the tragedy of an old man, and opts for a perspective that recognises the multi-layered meanings that the text espouses. The article concludes that an anthropology, and an anthropological interpretation cannot disallow the rhetorical dimensions of the text. en_ZA
dc.description.department Humanities Education en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Reddy, V 2017, 'Antropologiese aantekeninge by Opperman se 'Ringdans van die Hamerkoppe'', Stilet: Tydskrif vir die Afrikaanse Letterkundevereniging, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 117-135. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1013-4573
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.publisher Afrikaanse Letterkundevereniging en_ZA
dc.rights Afrikaanse Letterkundevereniging en_ZA
dc.subject Poet-ethnographer en_ZA
dc.subject Poem en_ZA
dc.subject Zulu en_ZA
dc.subject Ringdans van die hamerkoppe en_ZA
dc.title Antropologiese aantekeninge by Opperman se 'Ringdans van die Hamerkoppe' en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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