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Taswira Ya Mwanamke Kiongozi Katika Tamthilia Teule Za Kiswahili Tangia Mwaka 2000 Hadi 2016

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dc.contributor.author OGONDA, Samuel Sinzore
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-14T08:54:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-14T08:54:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3620
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT Literature is the mirror of society. There is a big relationship between literature and the happenings in society. Aspects of literature are in style and theme and characters are one of the aspects of style. Swahili written literature has four genres: novel, play, short stories and poetry. Characters’ image in the play is usually brought out through their conversations and actions. Many studies that have been conducted on female characters in plays before 2000 portrayed the woman generally without focusing on her leadership. Few which focused on the female character portrayed her negatively. Leadership is an aspect of significance in society. Although we have had women leaders before 2000, their status has been low. The changes in society since 2000 have brought about a situation whereby the status of women leaders is improving and the society seemingly accepts their leadership. Some of the play writers since 2000 are portraying the woman positively through their plays. There is need of having studies that will investigate if the woman leader in Swahili plays since 2000 is still being portrayed negatively or if this portrayal has changed. The year 2000 is a key date in the growth of the image of the woman leader because it is from this year that there is an increase in the number of play writers who are portraying the woman positively. This study aimed at investigating the portrayal of the woman leader in selected Swahili plays since 2000. This study was guided by the following specific objectives: describe the characterization of the woman leader in selected Swahili plays since 2000; analyze stylistic devices used to portray the woman leader in selected Swahili plays since 2000; evaluate the impact of the portrayal of the woman leader on women leadership in selected plays. The theory that is adopted for this study is the Deconstruction Theory that was propounded by Derrida (1966) and explained by Ntaragwi (2004). The tenets of this theory include: language, context and perceptions. This study investigated how stylistic devices, perceptions and actions of characters portray the woman leader. The impact of this portrayal to women leadership was also investigated. Analytical research design was employed. This study focused on 23 Swahili plays that have been written since 2000 because it is in this period that the status of women leaders is improving and the society seemingly accepts their leadership. Through purposive sampling technique, this research sampled 4 plays: Pango (Wamitila, 2003), Posa za Bikisiwa (Mohammed & King’ei, 2008), Kimya Kimya Kimya (Mohammed, 2011) and Kigogo (Kea, 2016). Library method was used to collect data. Selected plays were read and data recorded with the help of an observation checklist. This data was organized and analyzed through content analysis. Findings were presented through explanation. It has emerged through this study that the woman leader in selected Swahili plays has been portrayed positively. Similarly, it has emerged that stylistic devices have contributed towards portraying the woman leader in selected Swahili plays. Moreover, this study has demonstrated that the woman leader’s action of coming out to lead brings her various challenges. However, the woman leader in selected Swahili plays since 2000 to 2016 faces these challenges and emerges victorious. en_US
dc.publisher Maseno University en_US
dc.title Taswira Ya Mwanamke Kiongozi Katika Tamthilia Teule Za Kiswahili Tangia Mwaka 2000 Hadi 2016 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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