Kunene, Daniel P.
Dr. Daniel P. Kunene is now Professor Emeritus after teaching for thirty-three years in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin. He earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town. On top of teaching, Dr. Kunene has published many scholarly and creative works, as well as numerous articles, while also writing and performing “struggle” poetry.2007 0-7734-5450-0
This study spotlights language as a tool of scholarly discourse in analyzing the stories created with it by one writer, C.L.S. Nyembezi, while also considering the Zulu language’s own process of self-revelation within its socio-cultural context. It is shown that Zulu has qualities not present in the English language which call particular attention to such elements as are unique to its literature. This study questions whether or not any culture has the right to claim exclusive ownership of the criteria of literary excellence.