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Metaphor as a cultural vehicle of historical memory between the Dema and Nyungwe of the Zambezi valley – Mozambique


Abstract

The present work aims to approach the culture between the Dema and Nyungwe peoples of Mozambique in their relations with the colonial power in which the metaphor proved to be a fundamental language and vehicle for its preservation. This power was so marked and invasive that it came to deny culture, history, religion, literature and the different ways of being non-Western. Orality, as a method of transmitting knowledge, remains among the African peoples one of the main sources of knowledge-power.

Keywords

culture, metaphor, azungu

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