The Flash Back and the Flash Forward Techniques in Ndebele Novels
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This article examines how Ndebele fiction employs the flash-back and flashforward techniques. It observes that use of letters, old pictures and unplanned meeting of old friends are the common tools of flash-back while dreams, omens and superstitions are used for flash-forward. It also evaluates the effectiveness of these techniques by examining a number of Ndebele novels and concludes by stating that it is important for the reader to have knowledge of Ndebele culture in order to gain access to the meaning of the various incidents communicated through those techniques.
Additional Citation InformationNdlovu, Matshakayile.''The Flash Back and the Flash Forward Techniques in Ndebele Novels.'' Zambezia 28.2 (2001): 189-198.
University of Zimbabwe Publications