Financially, Mr Ndebele
said the group's performance had remained satisfactory with a two per cent increase in profit.
Interestingly enough, NoViolet Bulawayo was born Elisabeth Tshele and changed her name to NoViolet Bulawayo when she relocated to the United States; NoViolet means "with Violet" in her native Ndebele
, recalling her deceased mother, and Bulawayo refers to the second largest city in Zimbabwe, where the writer spent part of her childhood.
Soon after independence Zimbabwe adopted a policy which in the views of politicians fostered unity among citizens, by choosing languages such as Shona, Ndebele
and English as national and official languages at the expense of other indigenous languages which includes Xitsonga, Cindau, Venda, Tonga, Kalanga, Nambya, Sotho, Tswana, Tshwao, Sena, and Sign language.
The absence and demise of the Ndebele
father is particularly telling of the manner in which Gukurahundi sought to remove Ndebeles
"The soldiers came to our village," Cowell reported that one elderly Ndebele
's most astute interpreter has been Pumla Gqola (in particular in her writings on spectacular masculinity and gendered violence; for some examples, see Gqola 2009; 2016), who has interpreted the comments about the ordinary and the spectacular in scorching feminist analyses that confirm Ndebele
's insights as, in fact, an injunction to greater, not lesser, forms of activism.
Well, I have a word for them: In 1904, one of Lobengula's indunas encountered Francis Thompson, six years after the Perfidious Albion had taken over the Ndebele
kingdom: "Ou Tomoson," the induna said, "how have you treated us, after all your promises, which we believed." South Africa, you have a history!
The Fifth Brigade was a special task force (mainly comprised of Shona people and the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army [ZANLA] ex-combatants) which had been trained by North Korean forces to settle the rivalry between the government (ZANU-PF) and ZIPRA ex-combatants (the armed wing of ZAPU) who were largely comprised of the Ndebele
ethnic group (CCJPZ 1997).
There are three official languages widely spoken in the country: English, Shona, and Ndebele
like other African cultures were hunter gatherers when colonialism came.
Ihlosi is the Ndebele
name for the cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, which is a truly remarkable animal in many ways.