Nyoni et al
Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 2 (6), pp. 179-190, December 2012
ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 GJSS
Beyond The Humour: a Newspaper Cartoon as Socio-Politico-Economic Commentary: The Case of 'Wasu' of the Manica Post in Zimbabwe
1Mika Nyoni, 2Nesbeth Grand, 3Tsitsi Nyoni.
1(Lecturer in the Curriculum Studies Department at Great Zimbabwe University)
2(Lecturer in the African Languages Department at Great Zimbabwe University)
3(Lecturer in the Department of Teacher Development at Great Zimbabwe University)
1mikanyoni @gmail .com, 2nesgrand @gmail .com, 3tsinyoni @gmail .com
Corresponding Author’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The research looks at the role of a newspaper cartoon ('Wasu' of The Manica Post in Zimbabwe) in the socio-economic and political landscape of Zimbabwe. Up to one hundred cartoons were collected from the period 2004 to 2010 and from these a few were selected for thorough scrutiny. Besides analyzing the cartoons collected, the researchers also interviewed Blessing Mukuze, the cartoonist and creator of the cartoon character 'Wasu' to provide an illumination on the background of the persona. The analysis reveals that although cartoons are perceived by the ordinary reader as primarily meant to tickle them into laughter, on a more serious level they are meant to comment on goings-on in a particular society with the aim of a better and improved society.
Keywords: Newspaper cartoon, Social, Political and Economic Commentary
Call for Papers/Books/Thesis
Call for Scholarly Articles
Authors from around the world are invited to send scholary articles that suits the scope of this journal. The journal is currently open to submissions and will process articles promptly and publish ready articles daily in each current issue.
The journal is centered on quality and goes about its processes in a very timely fashion. Seasoned editors/reviewers will be consulted to review each article(s), profer quality evaluations and polish the articles with expertise before publication.
Simply send your article(s) as an e-mail attachment to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.