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Political Party Songs: Analysis of the Theme in a Song Topo By Setlamo Band in Lesotho

L Phafoli, S Tšehloane


Political party songs came back to live in 1993 after Lesotho returned to democratic rule following the suspension of the constitution in 1970. It was through these songs that followers of different political parties expressed their feelings of sadness, happiness or hope. This paper analyses one song titled Topo by the band named Setlamo which was said to be aligned to Basotho Congress Party. Informed by New Criticism theory, the paper analyses the lyrics in the song to unravel the theme of victimization which is contained them.

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