24th June 2022

Food, symbolism, and embodiment: Amai Mnangagwa’s traditional dishes and restoring healthy bodies

Food, symbolism, and embodiment: Amai Mnangagwa’s traditional dishes and restoring healthy bodies by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Food for thought In December 2019, I came across reports […]
18th August 2021

The Erecting of Nehanda

The Erecting of Nehanda by Tinashe Mawere  Please note: This is part of a longer draft paper “In search of a curved Nehanda” in which I […]
28th June 2021

The Zimbabwean National Heroine: (Re)reading Nationalism, Gender and Sexuality

The Zimbabwean National Heroine: (Re)reading Nationalism, Gender and Sexuality by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Zimbabwean nationalism and gendered identities Broadly, the literature of nations and nationalism neglects […]
22nd April 2021

“Don’t commit suicide, don’t be foolish, vote Zanu PF and Live!” A critical analysis of political promotional messages in Zimbabwe’s political space

“Don’t commit suicide, don’t be foolish, vote Zanu PF and Live!” A critical analysis of political promotional messages in Zimbabwe’s political space By Justice Medzani* Introduction […]
1st April 2021

Fowl run Politics: Masculinising Zimbabwean Nationhood

Fowl run Politics: Masculinising Zimbabwean Nationhood by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Masculinities, Femininities and the Nation/al Family During Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe, the metaphor of the […]
6th November 2020

Fighting for Pure Lands: Land Purity, Polluting Figures, Male Power and Violence in Zimbabwe

Fighting for Pure Lands: Land Purity, Polluting Figures, Male Power and Violence in Zimbabwe by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Contextualizing the Zimbabwean land question In Zimbabwe, land […]
17th August 2020

(Un)masking other dangerous pandemics within the Covid-19 lockdown

(Un)masking other dangerous pandemics within the Covid-19 lockdown By Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Silencing ‘disobedient’ voices On 13 May 2020, some youths from Zimbabwe’s largest opposition party, […]
11th August 2020

CSA&G Statement on Gender and #ZimbabweanLivesMatter

CSA&G Statement on Gender and #ZimbabweanLivesMatter On 24 July the UN’s human rights office, the OHCHR, expressed concern over reports of [Zimbabwean] “police using force to […]
3rd July 2020

The J(g)endered nation: Zimbabwe’s heroic and macho-currencies

The J(g)endered nation: Zimbabwe’s heroic and macho-currencies by Tinashe Mawere Introduction: Heroism and national masculinities Contestations around national heroism have been rampant in Southern Africa in […]
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