Mitupo nezvidao| 6 interesting things about Shona totems, praise names and poetry

This post was last updated on 19 May 2020. Did you know that Shona clan poems (nhetembo dzemadzinza) which are recited in line with totems (mitupo) and praise names (zvidao) are in essence an expression of compliment recited as a reward for commendable acts? The ‘mutupo’ system is an important source of ancestral and family … Read more