Traditional forms of marriage…. when Western values eroded our ways

LONG before the coming of whites in Africa, Africans had their ways and systems that ensured communities thrived. Unfortunately, though Africa has been liberated from...

Effects of colonisation of Zimbabwean women

BEFORE colonialism, a Zimbabwean woman was responsible for her home, the field, harvest, pottery-making and many other activities that she knew from childhood. She...

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...

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...

Mountains and Zimbabwe’s indigenous culture

By Elliott Siamonga MOUNTAINS have played a central role in Zimbabwe’s indigenous culture and the armed struggle. The mountains are sacred places; chiefs live on...

Chimoio, Viscounts and Sylvester …remembering war atrocities

SOMETIME between late 1978 and early 1979, Sylvester, a 12-old-boy, was shot dead for sport by a couple of bored soldiers on a kopje...

The Berlin Conference and the colonial treaties that followed

By Maidei Jenny Magirosa BETWEEN 1870 and 1900, Africa faced European imperialist aggression, diplomatic pressures, military invasions and eventual conquest and colonisation. But the Africans...

‘A’ Level Literature in English …distinguishing between ‘seen’ and ‘unseen’ passages

By Dr Augustine Tirivangana WE have come far as far as ‘A’ Level Literature Paper One (Comment and Appreciation) is concerned. We have explored...

Tracing the Shona back to Great Lakes: Part Six

IN the last article we identified the Shona as belonging to three primary totem groups, Shava, Soko and Moyo. We pointed out that the...

Closer look at the Zimbabwean lion dog

DOGS have always had a close link to mankind.  This is greatly owed to their intelligence. 
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