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ERIC Number: EJ1138296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Female Role Models in Bukusu Folktales: Education at the Mother's Hearth
Florence, Namulundah
Cogent Education, v3 n1 Article 1185238 2016
Folktales serve a descriptive, as well as prescriptive role, by consistently depicting societal and cultural norms. Sexist portrayals sanction the marginality of Bukusu women, particularly when these reflect prevailing gender roles and expectations. However, contests over identity and representation are as ancient as (unwritten) history. The analysis of tales "From Our Mothers' Hearths: Bukusu Folktales and Proverbs," offers a wide range of role models for women; some of which depict female agency in exacting circumstances (Florence, N., 2005. "From our Mothers' Hearths: Bukusu Folktales and Proverbs." NJ: Africa World Pres/The Red Sea Press). Further, females as narrators, protagonists, and the primary audience act as both curator and creators of culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya
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