Among the Bāsukuma, folklore plays a significant role in describing different issues pertaining to their society and culture. Gender is one of the important issues emulated through female appellation. Some of the female names describe a gender tug of war which involves not only married couples but also families of the couples. In this conflict, names particularly of female children are used by each side as a means of channeling a particular message which signifies grievances of the sufferers. Nevertheless, the appellation is done in such a metaphoric way as to call for a meticulous literary examination analysis.
Madoshi, John P.
"Addressing Gender Disparities Through Folklore: A Cultural Study of Female Child Appellation Among the Bāsukuma of Tanzania,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
1, Article 20.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss1/20