publication . Thesis . 2007

Batswana women's songs : vehicles for enculturation, continuity and change / by Edith Morongwa Dikotla

Dikotla, Edith Morongwa;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: North-West University
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
The research describes how the Batswma women use their songs as potential vehicles for cultural empowerment, continuity and change. The songs are regarded as a form of literature which is an integral part of culture and tribal life. From the traditional point of view, Batswana women participated in many rituals which had cultural significance. Through the songs women are able to teach culture to the younger generation, to maintain culture and its values, and also to change the culture by considering skills and knowledge that are needed for survival. The women's songs are a powerful force for social cohesion, as well as a tool for reinforcing a common identity. T...
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