Games for Girls

Traditionally, girls were house-keepers or work nearby the homestead. As a result they would play in the yard or just outside the homestead. There aren’t so many games that girls play on their own because most of their time is spent helping their mothers in the house.

Some games are played with boys involved. Games included fetching water, gathering firewood, galloping over a rope, wrestling, frog race, hopping, dolls, dodging game and pursuing games.

From a Masters dissertation by Victoria Mkhize for the School of IsiZulu, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Supervised by Professors P.J. Zungu and V. Prabhakaran.

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