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...

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...

‘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...

Pressure from home creates many graves in UK

BY Masimba Mavaza LIFE for immigrant communities in the UK remains gloomy, but many put on brave faces when they talk to those back...

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...

Class and social status in Ndebele state: Part One

NDEBELE society was characterised by different classes. There were the powerful royals and the weak, captives and non-captives, senior and junior, old and young,...

Reflections on Chaminuka’s prophecy to Lobengula

CHAMINUKA is a most revered spirit in Shona traditions but hardly mentioned in modern Shona history. In fact Chaminuka receives more mention, as an...

An analysis of The Colour of Hope: Part One

TABAN Lo Liyong is the author of The Colour of Hope. He was born in 1939. He is one of Africa’s renowned writers of...

Defining the Zimbabwean war: The Second Chimurenga

This article is part of a scholarly paper written by Professor Charles Pfukwa. The Patriot will next week publish the other part. CHIMURENGA is a...

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...
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