International Journal of Creative Research and Studies

Volume 4 Issue 9, September-2020

Title: Socio-Economic, Political and Religious Realties: Semiotic Interpretation of selected Kivumba Oral Narratives

Author: Sanja Leo, Kitula King’ei & Wafula Richard Makhanu


This paper aims at analyzing specific Kivumba oral narratives in the quest to portray that they depict glaring truths of socio-economic, political and religious status of Kivumba society.  The study seeks to explore the interpretations of various signs and meanings as depicted in the five Kivumba oral narratives under scrutiny. In our discussions, examples shall be based on five oral narratives; four from the field by Sanja (2020) and one by Lambert (1962). The paper shows that oral narratives are essential and act as a vital alternative ‘school’ on matters tradition, culture, development as well as society’s socio-economic, political and religious state for the young generations. It is however argued that Kivumba oral narratives go beyond being an alternative source of knowledge for the society’s upcoming generations. The reality shows that her inevitable interaction with the outside world on socio-economic and religious front has gone a long way to...

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Publisher:Knowledge-Ridge Publishers

Area/Scope:Business Economics and Management ;Social Science, Literature, Arts and Humanities; Engineering and Technology; Life Science and Physical Science; Health and Medical Science

Frequency: Monthly

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Review-Process:Double Blinded

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