This study guide will help you analyse the text “The Toilet” by Gcina Mhlope. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, theme and message, and help you put the text into perspective.
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Title: “The Toilet”
Author: Gcina Mhlope
Genre: Short Story
Gcina Mhlope (1958) is a South African writer and activist whose literary works focus on life in South Africa, particularly from the point of view of natives. Her parents come from two well-known South African tribes, the Xhosa and the Zulu.
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