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Title:The effects of foreign culture to the younger generation: a case study of Kezilahabi's three novels
Author:Mlacha, S.A.K.ISNI
Year:1988
Periodical:Kiswahili
Volume:55
Issue:1-2
Pages:45-57
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
Africa
Subjects:acculturation
Swahili language
literature
novels
culture
youth
Rosa Mistika (title)
Kichwa Maji (title)
Dunia Uwanja wa Fujo (title)
Kezilahabi, Euphrase
About person:Euphrase KezilahabiISNI
Abstract:This paper studies the ways in which the younger generation in East Africa is being changed through the assimilation of their traditional culture to a new culture based on foreign values. Based on an analysis of the agents and effects of foreign influences on the younger members of the society, as portrayed in the three novels of the Tanzanian writer Euphrase Kezilahabi, 'Rosa Mistika' ('The Mystic Rose', 1971), 'Kichwa Maji' ('Big Head', 1974) and 'Dunia Uwanja wa Fujo' ('The World a Courtyard of Chaos', 1975), it argues that the effects of European influences have created a conflict not only between the members of the younger and the older generation, but also between the members of the younger generation themselves. Discussing such topics as modern education and its consequences, notably the diminishing authority of parents and promiscuity, the author shows that modern culture has created an atmosphere of suicide for the younger generation and a world of no compromise in a society once stable in terms of its traditions. Bibliogr.
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