Various Romantic Relationships Portrayed in Mhudi

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Discuss the various romantic relationships that are portrayed in Mhudi. It will be useful to consider that Plaatjie had been very influenced by Shakespeare, and had translated works into Zulu. Romeo and Juliet had been particularly influential.

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In 1925 Thomas Mofolo published Chaka the Zulu (or Shaka Zulu), a story about Shaka, the 19th-century Zulu leader.

Mhudi is a historical romance about Shaka's lieutenant Mzilikazi.


The tradition of the American SLAVE-NARRATIVE and issues of BLACK DIASPORA and DUAL-CONSCIOUSNESS are relevant areas of historical background to keep in mind.
1) The American Slave-Narrative that is best representative of that which is discussed in Mhudi was written by Frederick Douglass. The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself explores IDENTITY. Specifically, it deals with the development of IDENTITY by those who are NOT RECOGNIZED by the majority.
2) BLACK DIASPORA refers to the global community of Africans and their descendents living outside the African continent.
3) DUAL-CONSCIOUSNESS is a phrase that was coined by W. E. B. Du Bois. In his best-known work, The Souls of Black Folk, he discusses the VEIL (i.e. DUAL-CONSCIOUSNESS) that any minority looks through when viewing the (or being viewed by the) world of the majority. (This was specifically applied by Du Bois in terms ...