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Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage


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" Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage won first prize in the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards in 2006 for Non-fiction: Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a collection of pieces of the culture of the Ndebele, Shona, Tonga, Kalanga, Nambiya, Xhosa and Venda. The book gives the reader an insight into the world view of different peoples, through descriptions of their history and life events such as pregnancy, marriage and death. ""...the most enduring book ever on Zimbabwean history. This book will help people change their attitude towards each other in Zimbabwe."" - Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards citation"



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Published 15 August 2005
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EAN13 9780797445048
Language English

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Pathisa Nyathi
‘amaBooksISBN 0-7974-2897-6
ISBN 978-0-7974-4504-8
© Pathisa Nyathi 2005
Published by ‘amaBooks
P.O. Box AC1066, Ascot, Bulawayo
email: amabooks@gatorzw.co.uk
Cover art: Dumisani Ndlovu
‘amaBooks would like to express their thanks to the Zimbabwe Culture Fund Trust for
making this publication possible.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted
in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or
otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.Pathisa Nyathi was born in Sankonjana, Kezi, in 1951. He was a teacher, lecturer
and head teacher before becoming an Education Officer in 1996. Recently retired
from being the Deputy Provincial Education Director for Matabeleland North, he is
a published poet, playwright, historian and biographer. He is a columnist for the
Sunday News, Umthunywa, The Sunday Mirror and Sky Host, as well as being Vice
Chair of the Zimbabwe Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association and a Board
Member for a number of organizations.Previous publications by Pathisa Nyathi
Igugu likaMthwakazi, Imbali yamaNdebele, 1820-1893, Mambo Press, Gweru,
Uchuku Olungelandiswe Imbai Yama Ndebele 1893-1896, Mambo Press, Gweru,
In Search of Freedom – Masotsha Ndlovu, Longman, Harare, 1998
Madoda Lolani Incukuthu, Mambo Press, Gweru, 1999
Lawo Magagu: Material Culture of the AmaNdebele, Reach Out, Pietermaritzburg,
Izibongo Lezangelo ZamaNdebele kaMzilikazi, Reach Out, Pietermaritzburg, 2000
Alvord Mabena, The Man and His Roots, Priority Projects, Harare, 2000
Traditional Ceremonies of AmaNdebele, Mambo Press, Gweru, 2001