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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 ...
Transculturalism in Post-independence Zimbabwean Drama: Projections of Zimbabwean Theatre at the Onset of a New Millennium.
(University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2004)
This article examines transculturalism in Zimbabwean theatre in the postindependence era. It begins with a historical background to the socio-cultural forces that shaped attitudes to cultural life, first in the colony, ...
More Than Mere Linguistics Tricks: The Socio-pragmatic Functions of Shona Nicknames Used by Shona-Speaking People in Harare
(University of Zimbabwe, 2004)
The article demonstrate how urban Shona- speakers often use nicknames as linguistics resources to perform a variety of social functions in everyday informal interactions. The intention of this article is twofold: to ...
Elizabeth Musodzi: The Catholic Woman Agent of the Gospel
The role played by Catholic African Women agents of the gospel in the propagation of the faith in Zimbabwe has not been highlighted in Catholic historiography in Zimbabwe This article focuses on Mai Musodzi of St Peters ...
Translation as Problem-solving: The Case for Ndebele
Naming the Pandemic: Semantic and Ethical Foundations of HIV/AIDS Shona Vocabulary
(University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2002)
The article investigates the names that Shona-speaking people in contermporary Zimbabwe create and use in casual communication on the Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome(HIV/AIDS), the messages transmitted through these ...
This is This, and Here Are Some Examples: Verbalisers and Extensions in Shona
(University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2000)
After a brief discussion of the scientfic theory, especially in Linguistics, the article explores the scientifically arrived at morphological categories, 'verbaliser', 'extension' in Shona. It reveals existing descriptive ...
Ethics Among the Shona
(University of Zimbabwe Publications, 2001)
This essay is a contribution towards an appreciation of Hunhu/Ubuntu as the basis of African philosophy. It seeks to demonstrate, by means of a specific example taken from an African text, that within the African ...