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dc.contributor.author Nhlekisana, R.O.B.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-24T13:52:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-24T13:52:04Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Nhlekisana, R.O.B. (2007) The dual nature of Setswana wedding songs: expressions of peace and conflict within families, NAWA: Journal of Language and Communications, 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-3835
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/472
dc.description.abstract Songs are very important components in the folklore of Botswana as they accompany almost all social activity. Every occasion in which people come together has particular songs for the event, including work, wedding and funerals. This paper argues that Setswana wedding songs have a dual nature, that is they express peace and harmony, but they also insinuate conflict within families. Most of the songs talk about what should be done in order to have a peaceful marriage and a good relationship with one’s in-laws. They also talk about possibilities of conflict that may arise in a marriage if one does not conform to the prescribed expectations. The paper analyses selected wedding songs thematically to exemplify the dual nature of these songs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Department of communications, Polytechnic of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Nature, Setswana wedding songs, peace, conflict, families en_US
dc.title The dual nature of Setswana wedding songs: expressions of peace and conflict within families en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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