Renowned local and international academics and critics, most of whom are women, came up with a groundbreaking reader on Yvonne Vera’s fictional works entitled, Sign and Taboo: Perspectives on the Poetic Fiction of Yvonne Vera
This paper argues for the fusion of worthwhile elements of Western and African Traditional concepts of education in Zimbabwe’s National School Curriculum.
This study is an analysis of the relevance of Chirikure`s poetry in depicting the political realities obtaining in Zimbabwe stretching from the colonial period up to today. It proceeds from the realisation that literature cannot be separated from the politics of the society in which it is produced.
Traditional Ndebele society operated as a state before the advent of colonialism in Zimbabwe. There were political institutions that started with the family and the village, up to the king. In all these institutions conflict was part of life and it had to be resolved an amicable fashion, often by means of mediation.
Today, race occupies the heart of Zimbabwe’s nationalist discourses that were revived circa 2000 to prop up the idea of correcting the racial land tenure system. However in the succeeding years this country, once touted as the epitome of progressive African independence, underwent a serious political and economic implosion marked by world-record inflation and a collapse in basic social services.
The land reform programme in Zimbabwe has been evaluated from a number of perspectives, for instance, by historians, social scientists, agronomists and political analysts. The present study provides a theological reflection on the contentious issue of land reform in Zimbabwe.
The debate on HIV and AIDS has attracted necessary attention in all facets of Zimbabwean life. Today, the assumption is that all people, men and women, understand the urgent need to openly discuss and negotiate the need for safe sex, whichever way necessary, for the preservation of life and the integrity of families.
In this essay Ncube argues that most of the problems bedeviling Africa today are a result of lack of good leadership. She, therefore, argues for ubuntu as the panacea to Africa’s problems.
Christianity takes a lion’s share in the Zimbabwean religious market particularly when compared to other non-indigenous religions like Islam, Buddhism and Judaism.
The institution of capital punishment has a long history. Despite growing consensus that the institution of capital punishment is not inherently sacrosanct and that it breaches fundamental human rights, the present Zimbabwean constitution embodies capital punishment as a penalty to a number of serious crimes such as high treason and murder.