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dc.contributor.authorMasenya, Madipoane
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Biblical and Ancient Studies, University of South Africa
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dc.date.created2016-12-13 00:03
dc.date.issued2013-06-13
dc.identifieroai:scriptura.journals.ac.za/oai:article/27
dc.identifierhttp://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/27
dc.identifier10.7833/111-0-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/71055
dc.description.abstractGo hloka le pudi ya leleme le letala, ie, to lack even a green-tongued goat, is an African idiom which reveals extreme poverty for one who lacks such a goat. Such a person “eats a louse and uses its larva as relish!” From the wisdom literature of African peoples, it becomes evident that even in pre-colonial Africa, poverty stared some in the eye. Similarly, some Old Testament scholars argue for a popular setting of the Book of Proverbs. Using the Marikana incident as a hermeneutical lens to show the indignity of poverty, I argue in this article that to be poor, is to be deprived of human dignity. Selected Northern Sotho/Pedi and Old Testament proverbs will also be used to show the indignity of living in poverty. doi: 10.7833/111-1-27
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Theology.
dc.relation.ispartofhttp://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/27/38
dc.sourceScriptura; Vol 111 (2012); 452-459
dc.subjectBook of Proverbs
dc.subjectNorthern Sotho/Pedi proverbs
dc.subjectPoverty
dc.subjectMarikana Mineworkers and Human Dignity
dc.titleEATING THE LOUSE AND ITS LARVA! THE INDIGNITY OF POVERTY AS EMBEDDED WITHIN SELECTED AFRICAN AND OLD TESTAMENT PROVERBS
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