Title: Lekgothoane's praise poetry: an aesthetic discourse
Authors: Mojalefa, Mawatle Jerry
Citation: Acta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni. 2010, č. 2, s. 165-178.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
article
URI: http://ff.zcu.cz/files/Acta-FF/2010/ACTA_FF_2010_2.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/11025/6425
ISSN: 1815–0364
Keywords: oslavná poezie;Sepedi;zvířata;Shika Kgomedi Lekgothoane
Keywords in different language: praise poetry;Sepedi;animals;Shika Kgomedi Lekgothoane
Abstract: In this article, Shika Kgomedi Lekgothoane's artistic poetic works collected in ‘Praises of Animals in Northern Sotho’ (Van Warmelo, 1937) are assessed on three parts: a biographical sketch, a text and a reader in order to give a map to negotiate his creative skills. Lekgothoane is a traditional praise poet. His praise poetry falls within the delimitation of nature, which is not associated with leadership as is expected in this type of poetic work. The article proposes that nature as recited by him, enables the reader to understand fully the whole universe including its living things (animals). This indicates that Lekgothoane's environment is the place where cultural and traditional behaviour, customs and humanity are taught. His poems thus evoke a spirit of nationality.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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