Articles by Author: Tavengwa Gwekwerere

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  1. Black Zimbabwean women and ‘<em>jambanja’</em> in Eric Harrison's <em>Jambanja</em> (2006): An Africana Womanist exegesis

    Black Zimbabwean women and ‘<em>jambanja’</em> in Eric Harrison's <em>Jambanja</em> (2006): An Africana Womanist exegesis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article discusses Eric Harrison's representation of black Zimbabwean women's participation in the country's post-2000 land reform programme in Jambanja (2006), an autobiographical text that narrates Harrison's/Harry's loss of Maioio Estate to new black owners in the Chiredzi District of...
  2. The Afrotriumphalist commitment to life in freedom and dignity in transatlantic African literature

    The Afrotriumphalist commitment to life in freedom and dignity in transatlantic African literature

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The creation of a future of limitless possibilities is unthinkable without embracing the commitment to sacrifice. Commitment to both individual and group survival is at once the basis for transcendence and the most important index in determining the human worth...
  3. The African Diaspora in continental African struggles for freedom: Implications on the criticism of African Renaissance literature

    The African Diaspora in continental African struggles for freedom: Implications on the criticism of African Renaissance literature

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    If African Renaissance literature is critiqued against the backdrop of historical narratives of global African commitment to collective African self-reclamation, it will be possible to entrench the strategic values that will expedite the fruition of an African Renaissance. In light...
  4. Fighting for justice and freedom through music: The case of Thomas Mapfumo, Hosiah Chipanga and Leonard Zhakata, ca. 1988–2015

    Fighting for justice and freedom through music: The case of Thomas Mapfumo, Hosiah Chipanga and Leonard Zhakata, ca. 1988–2015

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The pervasive contention in scholarship on contemporary Zimbabwe is that the quintessence of the post-independence Zimbabwean experience consists in unchecked political dictatorship and unprecedented economic regression. This contention derives from the fact that with the advent of independence in 1980,...
  5. Patriotic narratives on national leadership in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) song texts, ca 2000–2017

    Patriotic narratives on national leadership in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) song texts, ca 2000–2017

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The national leadership question in post-2000 Zimbabwe can be examined using the rhetoric of the politicians involved and the song texts of their supporters. This article focuses on selected ZANU-PF and MDC song texts with a view to demonstrating that...