Shona Sentential Names: A Brief Overview by Jacob MaparaShona Sentential Names: A Brief Overview by Jacob Mapara

Shona Sentential Names: A Brief Overview

byJacob Mapara

Paperback | May 15, 2013

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This book draws on the case of the Shona and other Bantu people of Africa to argue that names are not mere identity tags. Names are an important cultural symbol of the people who give and bear them. The book challenges linguists and other social scientists to pay particular attention to the significance of names in the study of language use in society. Equally, it demonstrates the importance of names as part of the distinctive repertoire of Shona cultural heritage. Each Shona sentential name is a statement about that reality of being Shona. Carried in each name are sentiments that reflect on prevalent social, economic and political relations. The book focuses in particular on social names, religious names and war names inspired by such events as Zimbabwe's war of liberation.
Title:Shona Sentential Names: A Brief OverviewFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:174 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:May 15, 2013Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956790753

ISBN - 13:9789956790753