Articles by Author: Itai Muwati

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  1. Contesting ‘Patriotic History’: Zimbabwe's liberation war history and the democratization agenda

    Contesting ‘Patriotic History’: Zimbabwe's liberation war history and the democratization agenda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article is an exegesis of the interface of liberation war history and democracy in the Zimbabwean polity. It draws corroborative evidence from an exclusively women authored historical narrative, Women of resilience: The voices of women ex-combatants (2000) published by...
  2. Representations of the body as contested terrain: The Zimbabwean liberation war novel and the politics of nation and nationalism

    Representations of the body as contested terrain: The Zimbabwean liberation war novel and the politics of nation and nationalism

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article raises insights on the politics of representation, nation and nationalism in Zimbabwe, as these are linked to the 1970s war against colonial settlerism. They are also at the centre of the contest for political power. In this endeavour,...
  3. Children’s songs and human factor development: A comparative analysis of Shona children’s songs and imported English nursery rhymes

    Children’s songs and human factor development: A comparative analysis of Shona children’s songs and imported English nursery rhymes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article juxtaposes Shona children’s songs and English nursery rhymes in order to unravel the contesting human factor values and epistemological codes and modes of socialisation. It largely approaches the songs as cultural texts that are quintessentially an expression of...
  4. Woman with voice: An analysis of female agency in Dino Mudondo’s song, ‘Jatirofa’ and Josphat Somanje’s ‘Handibvume’

    Woman with voice: An analysis of female agency in Dino Mudondo’s song, ‘Jatirofa’ and Josphat Somanje’s ‘Handibvume’

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article is an exegesis of Shona songs which canonise the mother as a centrepiece of agency and family-centred commitments in times when family integrity comes under threat. Remarkably, the woman is privileged with a voice in a manner that...
  5. High levels of mitochondrial cytochrome <em>b</em> sequence diversity are present within the <em>Anthus similis</em> complex in sub-Saharan Africa

    High levels of mitochondrial cytochrome <em>b</em> sequence diversity are present within the <em>Anthus similis</em> complex in sub-Saharan Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The taxonomy of pipits (genus Anthus) in sub-Saharan Africa is poorly understood. We applied mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt b) sequencing to specimens of the African Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis, using Palearctic A. s. captus for comparison. There was virtually no...