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Chaminuka, prophet of Zimbabwe

by Solomon M. Mutswairo

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Published by Three Continents Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zimbabwe
    • Subjects:
    • Chaminuka, ca. 1808-1883 -- Fiction.,
    • Kings and rulers -- Fiction.,
    • Zimbabwe -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSolomon M. Mutswairo.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9390.9.M85 C43 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 130 p., [1] leaf of plates :
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2617903M
      ISBN 100894100033, 0894100025
      LC Control Number85183686

      ‘The absence of a single text dedicated to the longue durée of Zimbabwe’s history can now be said to be a thing of the past. At long last, Professor Alois Mlambo has, for the first time, produced a crisp single-volume book that documents the country’s rich historical experience, covering the entire precolonial, colonial and postcolonial : Alois S. Mlambo. Mutsvairo’s Chaminuka: prophet of Zimbabwe () Mutsvairo’s () text is about the life and exploits o f Chaminuka, a mhondoro spirit medium in pre-colonial Zimbabwe, and can be read as.

      Vambe also succeeds in examining the use of spirit possession in the novel Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe, written by Solomon Mutswairo. In analyzing this book, Vambe is able to show how Mutswairo uses spirit possession to re-forge the historical identity that some colonial written accounts deny the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The reason behind this is due to Nehanda and Chaminuka’s extra-ordinary deeds which by far surpass those of other legends. Solomon Mutswairo’s novels, Mweya waNehanda (The Spirit of Nehanda) () and Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe () and Yvonne Vera’s Nehanda () are all narratives based on these historical figures.

      Zimbabwe. The book was banned in the Rhodesia in the '60's. Mutsvairo's continued promotion of cultural nationalist politics in Zimbabwe was further confirmed in , when he won the first prize for the best lyrics for a new Zimbabwean national anthem. In Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe, Solomon Mutsvairo returns to the ques.   Solomon Mutswairo, the Zimbabwean novelist and poet remarkable for being the most prolific writer in the Zezuru language, died in Zimbabwe in His novels include Feso (), Mapondera: Soldier of Zimbabwe () and Chaminuka: Prophet Of Zimbabwe (). In this article, the mysterious M.T.M and M.C discuss Mutswairo's life and times: M.C: Solomon Mutswairo the man, .


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This historical novel is about Zimbabwe's 19th-century prophet, Chaminuka, a man who sacrificed his life for the cause of peace. It tells a tale of deception and dislocation caused by colonialism. Mutswairo tells a tragic tale about deception and the dislocation caused by the “divide and conquer” strategies of colonialism.

But he also offers evidence of the spirit that finally led to. Chaminuka book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Chaminuka book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

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Chaminuka, Prophet Of Zimbabwe book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5. This historical novel is about Zimbabwe's 19th-century prophet, Chaminuka, a man who sacrificed his life for the cause of peace. It tells a tale of deception and dislocation caused by colonialism.

This historical novel is about Zimbabwe's 19th-century prophet, Chaminuka, a man prophet of Zimbabwe book sacrificed his life for the cause of peace. It tells a tale of deception and dislocation caused by colonialism.2/5(1). Chaminuka was the father of Kutamadzoka and Chigwangu, the first two rulers of Zimbabwe.

He played a significant role through his prophet Pasipamire, as a messenger of humanitarian values, of peace, harmony and cohabitation that united the African people as the nation we know today. Chaminuka’s son Kutamadzoka became the First Mutapa.

Buy Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe: A Novel by Solomon Mutswairo (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Solomon Mutswairo. This is a spare historical fiction of a 19th century spiritual leader of the Kindom of Changamire, encompassing most of modern-day Zimbabwe.

Leading in the city of Chitungwiza, the prophet Chaminuka from a young age grows in spiritual/magical powers and is quickly recognized as the most powerful spiritual leader of the time.2/5(1).

Chaminuka - Prophet of Zimbabwe by Solomon T. Mutswairo (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

The digit and digit formats both work. 5/5(1). A lot has been said about Chaminuka being a spirit medium which is wrong. The Zimbabwe historians claim to know about Chief Chaminuka but what they say is very wrong.

Chaminuka was a Prophet and very different from Mbuya Nehanda and Sekuru Kaguvi. He was a man of God sent to teach the black about the creator (GOD). This historical novel is about Zimbabwe's 19th-century prophet, Chaminuka, a man who sacrificed his life for the cause of peace. It tells a tale of deception and dislocation caused by.

Chaminuka was also famed for his mystical powers – he was called a “wizard of abnormal gifts” by Alice Werner. In addition to being a prophet and seer, he kept tame pythons, moved around with lions, controlled the movement of wild animals and was a. Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe by Solomon Mutswairo,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(5).

Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe by Solomon M. Mutswairo,available at Book Depository with free delivery : Solomon M. Mutswairo. This is a spare historical fiction of a 19th century spiritual leader of the Kindom of Changamire, encompassing most of modern-day Zimbabwe.

Leading in the city of Chitungwiza, the prophet Chaminuka from a young age grows in spiritual/magical powers and is quickly recognized as the most powerful spiritual leader of the time.2/5(1).

Great Zimbabwe University Abstract The paper analyses Mutsvairo’s Mapondera: Soldier of Zimbabwe (), Mweya waNehanda () and Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe () as recreations of the history of Zimbabwe in fictional terms.

It also looks at these novels in relation to the events that preceded the second Chimurenga in this country. Chaminuka and Nehanda are the main mhondoro spirits in Shona religion, the Shona people being one of the groups in Zimbabwe.

Mhondoro means lion, therefore mhondoro spirits are lion spirits. They are believed to be spirits of royal or founding. Mujuru, who claimed to be possessed by Chaminuka. When Michael Gelfand's book, Shona Ritual with Special Reference to the Chaminuka Cult, appeared in it was greeted with delight by most of those interested in the African past of Zimbabwe.

It offered the first coherent account of Shona religion which it took very seriously. As became plain. No synopsis for this book yet. Review No review for this book yet. Author. Chaminuka. Prophet of Zimbabwe.

Solomon Mutswairo. The Polygamist. Ndabaningi Sithole. The House of Hunger. Dambudzo Marechera. Zimbabwe: Prose and Poetry. Solomon Mutswairo. The Hairdresser of Harare.The late Solomon Mutswairo was one of southern Africa's most prominent contemporary writers. Here, he gives us a historical novel about Zimbabwe’s famed nineteenth-century prophet, Chaminuka, a man who sacrificed his life for the cause of peace.

This historical novel is about Zimbabwe's 19th-century prophet, Chaminuka, a man who sacrificed his life for the cause of peace. It tells a tale of deception and dislocation caused by colonialism. Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc ISBN: Number of pages: Author: Solomon Mutswairo.