The Struggle of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in an Age of Globalization
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English
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170 Pages
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This is a comprehensive study and erudite description of the struggle of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in an Age of Globalization, using in particular eighty-four children�s traditional games in south-eastern Zimbabwe. The book is an informative and interesting anthropological account of rare African children�s games at the risk of disappearing under globalization. The virtue of the book does not only lie in its modest philosophical questioning of those knowledge forms that consider themselves as superior to others, but in its laudable, healthy appreciation of the creative art forms of traditional literature that features in genres such as endangered children�s traditional games. The book is a clarion call to Africans and the world beyond to come to the rescue of relegated and marginalized African creativity in the interest of future generations.

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Published 17 September 2012
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THE STRUGGLE OF AFRICAN INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION A Case for Children’s Traditional Games in South-Eastern Zimbabwe
Munyaradzi Mawere
The Struggle of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in an Age of Globalization: A Case for Children’s Traditional Games in South-Eastern Zimbabwe Munyaradzi Mawere L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookcollective.com
ISBN: 9956-727-11-3 ©Munyaradzi Mawere 2012
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Dedication To my entire family
Table of Contents Acknowledgements........................................................... ix Preface............................................................................... xi Introduction....................................................................... xv Chapter One: Beneath African Traditional Culture.............................................................................. 1 Defining Indigenous Knowledge Systems.......................... 6The Encounter of Indigenous Knowledge Systems with Globalization in Africa...................................................... 8Chapter Two: Children’s Traditional Games as Indigenous Knowledge Systems................................... 17 The Role of Children’s Traditional Games to the Young Cognitive Development........................................................ 20 Moral Development of the young...................................... 23 Good Sportsmanship Development of the Young............. 26 Towards The Revival of Children’s Traditional Games..... 27 Chapter Three: Study area and Research Problem..... 35 Research Methodologies in Identifying Children’s Traditional Games in Southeastern Zimbabwe.................................... 36Ethnography...........................................................................36Participant Observation.........................................................39Interviews.............................................................................39Questionnaires......................................................................40Categorizing Children’s Traditional Games in Southeastern Zimbabwe........................................................................... 41Chapter Four: Courtship/Love games......................... 45 Sipoti-sipoti/Pote-pote (Round and Round)....................... 45 iii
Nyuchi idzo (Stinging Bees over There)............................. 46 Sarurawako (Choose Yourself A Partner).......................... 48 Sungamusoro (White Tying/ Tie the Head of the Gourd). 49 Tsikidzi Muramu............................................................... 50 Amai Ndakanaka (Mother I Am Beautiful)....................... 51 Chapter Five: Games That Increase Creativity, Accuracy and Motor skills............................................................... 53 Tsoro (Draughts)................................................................. 53 Nhodo (Jacks)..................................................................... 56 Zvirahwe (Riddles)............................................................. 58 Nhuri/Nhicha.................................................................... 60 Kana Ndikadai (If I Do This)........................................... 61 Kuumba (Modelling With Clay)........................................ 63 Hondo Yemaonde (The War of Figs)................................ 63 Chapter Six: Games That Teach Endurance, determination and Increase Physical Fitness............. 65 Zinyekenyeke (Which Is the Weakest Point?)................... 65 Mukuru Ndiani Jongwe (Cock Fighting)............................ 67 Ngunzi/Mombe-mombe (Bull Fighting)............................ 68 Nhanzva/Mutserendende (Rock Sliding).......................... 69 Mutsimba (Wrestling)........................................................ 69 Chamukamhina (One Legged Man)................................... 70 Mai Vachigere Danda (Mother Is Still Seated on the Log)........................................................................... 72 Mudhongi (Kicking Donkeys).............................................. 73 Maonde (Tug-Of-War)....................................................... 74 Chihwerure........................................................................ 76 Musvetu/Kuuruka (High Jump)........................................ 77
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Chapter Seven: Name Games/Games to Remember Names.............................................................................. 79 Du-du Muduri (Guess What His Name Is)......................... 79 Zengera Uyo Mutii? (Guess What Tree Is That).................. 80 Haiwa Ndoziva (Yes I know)............................................ 82 Tsatsa Nditsatsa................................................................. 83 Bata Musoro (Touch Your Head)....................................... 84 Gumbe-kumbe.................................................................... 85 Njiva Yaitenderera (The Dove Was Flying Round and Round)............................................................................... 86 Ndiani Mushava? (Who Is Light Brown in Complexion?)..87 Nzou Tiza Wakaringa Zuva (Elephant Run Eastwards).... 88 Chinungu............................................................................. 89 Chapter Eight: Games That Teach Vigilance, Coordination and Safety Rules....................................... 91 Mapere (Hyenas)............................................................... 91 Havo Vanhu/Ona Vanhu (Check Those People).............. 92 Gondo Guru (Big Eagle)..................................................... 93 Wenga/Hwerahwe............................................................. 94 Tsuro Nembwa (Dog Hunt)............................................... 95 Zai Raora (Rotten Egg)........................................................ 97 Tsvubvu Dzaibva (The Jackal Fruits Are Rippen)............. 97 Chamuvandwamuvandwa (Hide-And-Seek/ Scavenger Hunt)................................................................. 99 Tsuro Darika Mutanda (River-bank).................................. 99 Nzou Nzombe (Elephant Bull)............................................ 100 Chamutandavare/Maringa-ringa.......................................... 101 Mwoto Mugomo (Fire in the Mountain)............................ 102 Chibatamabvi....................................................................... 103 Njiva Ine Mavara (Turtle Dove)........................................ 104 Chiutsi-utsi......................................................................... 105 Chipakirwa/Fuva................................................................ 106
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