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Title:
Culture and customs of Zimbabwe
Author:
Owomoyela, Oyekan.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
xiv, 163 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780313315831
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Zimbabwe, formerly known as Rhodesia, won its independence from Great Britain in 1980 yet continues to feel the impact of Western lifestyles and prejudices. This rich, accessible overview freshly examines Zimbabwe, evoking the contemporary ways of life in a largely homogenous and agricultural country.

Students and general readers will discover an engaging narrative that ranges from an explanation of the beer culture to a powerful discussion of marriage, family, and gender roles from the Zimbabwean perspective. Owomoyela also authoritatively conveys the coexistence of traditional and Western forces today in such areas as religion and music. A chronology and glossary accompany the text.


Author Notes

Oyekan Owomoyela is a Ryan Professor of African Literature at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln


Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. vii
Chronologyp. ix
1 Introductionp. 1
2 Thought and Religionp. 27
3 Literature and Mediap. 43
4 Art, Cinema, and Architecturep. 61
5 Leisure, Dress, and Cuisinep. 75
6 Gender Roles, Marriage, and Familyp. 89
7 Social Customs and Lifestylep. 111
8 Music and Dancep. 135
Glossaryp. 151
Bibliographyp. 155
Indexp. 159

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