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Split Intransitivity in Kalanga
(University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2004)
This paper examines the intransitive verb class in Kalanga, a minority language predominantly spoken in the southwestern parts of Zimbabwe. The paper focuses on split intransitivity, a linguistic concept that describes ...
"Where Civil Blood Made Soldiers Hands Unclean" Rethinking War Time Coercion
(Academy Publishing/ SACDP, 2000)
The Rhodesia Security forces and ZANLA guerrillas operating in Chivi had to win the war. It mattered little to them whether this goal was to be achieved by means of fair or foul, and as the war progressed, the problem ...
Perspectives From the Past, Technology of the Present and the Future: A Critical Appreciation of the Oral Aesthetic in Mapenzi (1999) and Masango Mavi (1998)
The paper critically analyses the contrastive use of Shona oral art forms in Chiwome’s Masango Mavi and Mabasa’s Mapenzi. It proceeds from realisation that the two writers identify with Shona people’s oral experiences, ...
Improving Dictionary Skills in Ndebele
This article proposes ways of improving dictionary skills amongst the Ndebele. One way of accomplishing this is incorporating the teaching of dictionary skills into teacher training syllabi. Teachers can impart their ...
Issues and Implications in Staging Mungoshi's Inongova Njakenjake (Each Does his Own Thing)
(Prestige Books, 2006)
Charles Mungoshi is one of the most prolific writers Zimbabwe has produced. As with any attempt at categorisation, it proves futile to bunch Mungoshi with most Zimbabwean writers in the same cauldron of realism, as some ...
‘This is our school…’:Identity, cultural hybridity and the development of an education system among the BaSotho in the Dewure Purchase Areas, Gutu 1932-1960
The development of an Education System among the BaSotho people in Gutu largely revolved around Bethel School, which they established in 1937. In no time at all the school had grown to represent the development of education ...
First Steps in The Oral Historiography of The Midlands: a Review of the Work of Harald von Sicard
For over 25 years Harald von Sicard made a sterling contribution to the history of Mberengwa and adjoining areas. By1971 he had well over 23 articles on several aspects of this area published in various languages and ...
The Significance of Ndebele Historical Fiction
A Critical Re-Engagement With Stultifying Gender Binaries in HIV and AIDS Related Shona Novelistic Discourses.
The paper is an exposition and a critique of selected novelistic voices in Shona whose subject matter also includes HIV/AIDS. Yet, the informing philosophy on Aids in the novels is gender difference as the modus operandi ...