Madimikira| 20 idioms from the 1981 novel ‘China manenji hachifambisi’

China manenji hachifambisi, chinomirira kuti mavara acho aonekwe While reading the novel China manenji hachifambisi, I was reminded of the countless Shona and English novels I read as a child. In particular, I remember how we would swap books, and set targets with a group of friends on the number of books to complete over … Read more

Hari| Zimbabwe’s traditional pottery

Collection of tradtional Shona pottery

Indigenous pottery From records of early travelers and anthropologists, it has been established that pottery was made in large quantities in Southern Africa, with pottery of the type belonging to the earliest Iron Age having been found in Zimbabwe. Techniques used for pottery have been handed down generally by women from generation to generation. Naturally, … Read more