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...

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...

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...

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...

The legacy of Timbuktu, Africa’s oldest university

WE began the study of old universities by looking at African universities built in the colonial era. In the first two parts of this column,...

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...

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...

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...

Burial customs and rituals in Zimbabwe

THE journey to the world of the dead has many twist and turns. According to Zimbabwean traditions, if the correct funeral rites are not observed,...

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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