International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Socialisation of the Muvenda Girl from Infancy to Teenage Stage
Takalani Masindi Musetha, Prof Nelson Mbulaheni Musehane

Most Vhavenda girls behave in the same or similar way, suggesting that they are raised in the same way. When a Muvenda girl grows up, parents give her dolls made of maize cob after shelling, with no grains on. The girl puts on dresses to these maize cobs as clothes. Well –to- do families buy their children dolls to play with. Playing also includes learning to cook food using water and soil. When it is stiff they call it porridge. They can be seen feeding the maize cobs with soil food. These games help the girl child to learn future roles when they would be parents. It is because of this background that the paper seeks to investigate socialisation of the Muvenda girl from birth to teenage stage. This will be accomplished by analysing the socialisation process from childhood to teenage stage.

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