African women and the significance of a head-wrap (Dhuku)

THE Africa woman head-wrap (dhuku) holds a distinctive position in the history of African dress both for its longevity and for its potent significations....

What is Zim-ASSET?

THE Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim-ASSET) is a well-crafted document which makes an interesting read. It brings out a sense of hope...

Pre-colonial Great Zimbabwe vs post-colonial Zimbabwe

By K.T. Chipunza AS an archaeologist, I have always wondered if Zimbabweans know that the territorial boundaries of medieval Zimbabwe (13th/14th century) extended far...

First Chimurenga: The causes …land loss at centre of uprising

and Gracious Mugovera RENOWNED Nigerian author Chinua Achebe once said: “A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself.” It...

No More Plastic Balls and Other Stories: Part Two

THE theme of alienation, lack of rootedness and fragmented identities is discussed by several contributors to the anthology No More Plastic Balls and Other...

Drive to encourage students to protect national interests

THE Zimbabwe Heritage Trust (ZHT) will soon introduce national awards for National Strategic Studies (NASS) in a move to encourage students in the country’s...

Zimbabweans lose children to social services

CHILDREN of Zimbabwean families resident in the UK are being seized by social workers on an astonishing scale. Most are taken never to be...

A critical analysis of Dancing in the Dust: Part One..…the symbolic significance of the...

I AM quite sure the historical and political background to the novel has prepared you now to situate the novel in its proper geo-political...

Tracing the Shona back to the Great Lakes: Part Four …totems and spirit mediums

SOME of the totems of the Shona were acquired as a way of asserting authority e.g. “I am the lion,” (Shumba) a powerful predator...

New curriculum: The challenges

IT’s almost a month since schools opened and as planned, the new curriculum is up and running. In fact, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary...
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