Mildred Achieng’ Onyango, Dr. Elizabeth Odhiambo, Dr. James Ogone
The image of youth characters portrayed in South African literature has traditionally focused on their manifest responses to the political issues of the different moments of the country’s history, with little attention on the interiority of the concerned individuals’ being. Unlike their counterparts in the apartheid regime, the post-apartheid generation of youth has lived in a supposedly freer environment, yet some have continually exhibited errant behaviour. Guided by the theory of psychoanalysis, this study investigated other possible psychological drives behind such behavior against the background of the prevailing post-apartheid environment of the selected novels.
Mildred Achieng’ Onyango, Dr. Elizabeth Odhiambo, Dr. James Ogone (2018); The Unconscious Manifestations of the Image of Youth Characters in PhaswaneMpe’sWelcome to Our Hillbrow(2001) andNiqMhlongo’s After Tears(2007); International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(12) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.12.2018.p8492