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...

Zimbabwean women in UK take over…as more money brings it power

AFTER three years of nursing school, Agnes Makwara was poised to attain her dream – a job, not in her native Goromonzi, but some...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...
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