Lauretta Ngcobo Writing Styles in And They Didn't Die

Lauretta Ngcobo
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The novel is written in the third-person and omniscient point of view. The narration is told mainly through the eyes of the main character, Jezile. However, there are portions of the novel that are told through the eyes of other characters, such as MaBiyela and Siyalo. The point of view in this novel is not always consistent, often switching in mid chapter or even in mid thought. The novel begins with the narration of a white man who has come to monitor the dipping tanks of the village and switches mid thought to show the celebration of the women and the thoughts of one specific woman, Jezile.

The point of view of this novel is common to most modern novels. However, this novel struggles to maintain a consistent point of view. The narration often moves from person to person in mid thought, confusing the reader as...

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