Totems: Our cultural heritage

DIFFERENT people in the world are identified by certain practices and beliefs that define their essence. During the pre-colonial era, the Shona people followed different...

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...

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...

Sexual abuse of black women during slavery in America

“SLAVERY is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women,” Harriet Jacobs in Systemic Racism During slavery, the black African woman was...

The Rudd Concession: A big fraud

THE colonial story goes that the British arch imperialist, Cecil John Rhodes struck an agreement called the ‘Rudd Concession’ with the late Ndebele King...

Zimbabwe the richest country in the world

By Chakamwe Chakamwe THIS week I was surprised to hear from a spokesperson of an Israeli company in Bulawayo that Zimbabwe was going to be...

Preparation and planting of soyabeans

By Professor Sheunesu Mpepereki IN this second article on soyabean production, we shall look at how the farmer prepares the land and how the soyabean...

Hunhu/Ubuntu as the cornerstone of African education

By Dr Augustine Tirivangana THIS week I have decided to share with you what I consider to be the ideological cornerstone of an education...

Archaeology and oral traditions…..a case for Zimbabwe

ARCHAEOLOGY, in simplistic terms, can be defined as the study of man’s past by the scientific analysis of the material remains of his cultures. In...
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