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Title:Truth in Fantasy: Story-Telling with and about Women in Msoga Village, Tanzania
Author:Vuorela, UllaISNI
Book title:Women Wielding the Hoe: Lessons from Rural Africa for Feminist Theory and Development Practice
Geographic term:Tanzania
folk tales
folk tales (form)
Cultural Roles
Abstract:The author recorded over 100 stories told to her in the coastal village of Msoga, Tanzania, between 1984 amd 1985, while doing anthropological research on the position of women amongst the Kwere. She started to examine the linkages between narratives and society and became interested in studying the way in which subjectivity is constructed for women and men. This chapter first discusses the activity of storytelling in its village context. Then it offers synopses of four stories, followed by a functional analysis of the stories. Bibliogr., notes.