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A MISLEADING PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN ORAL LITERATURE: AN EXAMPLE FROM AKAMBA CIRCUMCISION SONGS

Abstract

This paper aims to study the misleading portrayal of women in Akamba male circumcision songs. The study will investigate how the woman is portrayed in the Kamba male circumcision songs and how the songs should influence the circumcised and the community as a whole to have a positive perception towards women. The study supports the proposition by Fox (1993), that what we read and listen affects our psyches and attitudes.

Keywords

Misleading; Symbolism; Songs; Circumcision; Morals;Tradition; Initiation

Authors

Naomi NZILANI MUSEMBI

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