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Lecturer

Professor Vitalis Nyawaranda

Ph.D. English as a Second Language-ESL (McGill);  

M.A. ESL (UZ); B.A. Special Hons, Shona (UZ); B.A. Special Hons, English (UZ); B.A. General, Eng and Shona (UZ); Certificate in Education, Gweru Teachers’ College.

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Senior Lecturer

Professor Rosemary Moyana

D.Phil. (UZ); M.A. (UZ); M.A. (West Chester, USA);Teaching Certificate (Lincoln, USA); B.A. (Lincoln, USA).

rmoyana@education.uz.ac.zw

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Senior Lecturer

    

 

 

 

 

Dr Ruth Gora

DPhil (Literature & Philosophy and Senior Lecturer); M.Ed. Shona (UZ); B.Ed. Shona (UZ); Certificate in Education,Secondary (Hillside Teachers’ College: UZ)

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Senior Lecturer

Professor Francis Machingura

Ph. D. in Intercultural Biblical studies (University of   Bayreuth, Germany); M.A in Religious Studies (UZ);

B.A (Hons) in Religious Studies (UZ); Grad.DE (UZ); Diploma in Project Planning and Management (CCOSA);

Diploma in Pastoral Studies (Domboshawa Theological College).

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Senior Lecturer

Dr. Barbra C. Manyarara

D. Litt. ET Phil (UNISA); M.Ed. English (UZ); B.Ed. English (UZ); C.E. Secondary (Gweru Teachers’ College).

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Lecturer

Dr Liveson Tatira

D. Phil (UZ); M.A. African Languages & Literature (UZ); B.A (Hons) Shona (UZ); Grad. C.E.(UZ).

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Lecturer

Mr Manasa M. Madondo 

M.Ed. Curriculum Studies (UZ); M.Sc. Social Ecology (UZ); B.A. (UZ); Dip.Ed. Curriculum Studies (UZ); Grad. C.E. (UZ);

Certificate in Environmental Education (Rhodes University).

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Lecturer

Hardy Chitate (Mr)

M.Ed. Curriculum Theory (UZ); B.Ed. History (UZ); Certificate in Education, Secondary (Belvedere Teachers’ College).

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Lecturer

Tonderayi Moyo (Mr)

M.A. History (UZ); B.A (Hons) Economic History (UZ); Diploma in Education (Gweru Teachers’ College).

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Lecturer

Morrin Phiri (Ms)

M.Ed. Ndebele (UZ); B.Ed. Ndebele (UZ); Certificate in Education, Secondary (Hillside Teachers’ College).

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 Lecturer

Godfrey Museka (Mr)

M.A. Religious Studies (UZ); B.A (Hons) Religious Studies (UZ); Grad. D.E. (UZ).

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Lecturer

Nicholas Sithole (Mr)

M.Ed (UZ); B.Ed (UZ); C E (Hillside Teachers’ College).

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 Secretary

Loice Nhamo (Mrs)

DAEP (Adult Ed. , UZ); BAEP (pending); Secretarial Studies, (YMCA, Nhamburiko College).

 

 

Dr Francis Machingura

Senior Lecturer

 

Ph. D. in Intercultural Biblical studies (University of    Bayreuth, Germany); M.A in Religious Studies (UZ); B.A (Hons) in Religious Studies (UZ); Grad.DE (UZ); Diploma in Project Planning and Management (CCOSA); Diploma in Pastoral Studies (Domboshawa Theological College).

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Teaching Areas: Religious Education, Religious Studies

Current Research: An exegetical analysis of John 17 towards the Hermeneutics of reconciliation in Zimbabwe.

Publications

Published books

1.Francis Machingura (2011). Can the Virgin Birth of Jesus Be Explained and Understood? A Scientific Point of View and The Zimbabwean Concept of Virginity. DM Verlag Dr. Müller GmbH & CO. KGV, ISBN: 978-3-639-33551-4.

2.Francis Machingura (2012), The Messianic Feeding of the Masses: An Analysis of John 6 in the Context of Messianic Leadership in Postcolonial Zimbabwe (PhD Thesis), University of Bamberg Press, ISBN: 978-3-86309-064-72012).

Published book chapters

1.Francis Machingura (2011). Prosperity Gospel as an Empire Building Project: A Critical Look at Zimbabwean Pentecostal Churches, in Pastoral und Geld: Theologische, Gesellschaftliche und kirchliche Herausforderungen (209-230), LIT VERLAG GmbH&Co. KG, ISBN: 978-3-643-50198-1.

 

2.Francis Machingura (2011). A Contextual Analysis of Acts 2:1-13 and its Implications in AFM, in From Text to Practice: The Role of the Bible in Daily Living of African People Today, BIAS Series, University of Bamberg Press, ISBN: 978-3-86309-004-3 .

3.Francis Machingura (2010). The Shona Concept of Spirit Possession (Kusvikirwa) and Pentecostal Phenomenon of Getting into the Spirit (Kupinda Mumweya) (85-102), Hope’s ReasonVolume 1, Number 1ISSN 1923-8125 (Print), ISSN 1923-8193 (Online), ISBN: 978-1-4583-8190-3 .

 4.Francis Machingura (2013), The Rights of People Living with Disability in the Third World Context: The Zimbabwean Pentecostal Context of ‘Curses and Blessings’ in the Light of Disability, Toward a Third World Discourse on Human RightsThe Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, ISBN: 978-0-7391-7735-8

 

 5.Francis Machingura (2012), Pentecostal Churches’ Attitude towards People living with HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe: Exclusion or Inclusion, Praktisch-theologischen Werkstatt, LIT VERLAG GmbH&Co. KG, ISBN: 978-3-643-50356-5

 

6.Francis Machingura (2012), The Judas Iscariot Episode in the Zimbabwean Religio-Political Debate of “Patriots and Sell-OutBible and Politics in Africa, University of Bamberg Press, ISBN: 978-3-86309-090-6.

Published articles in peer refereed journals

1.Francis Machingura (2003). Interpreting Jesus from an African Perspective, Journal of African Christian Thought, 28-33, ISSN: 0855-3262.

 

2.Francis Machingura (2010). The Reading and Interpretation of Matthew 18: 21-22 in Relation to Multiple Reconciliations: The Zimbabwean Experience, Exchange 39, 309-330, print ISNN: 0166-2740; Online-1572-543X.

3.Francis Machingura (2011). The Significance of Glossolalia in Apostolic Faith Mission, Zimbabwe, Studies in World Christianity, Volume 17, Part 1, 12-29, ISNN: 1354-9901.

Francis Machingura (2011). A Diet of Wives as the Lifestyle of the Vapostori Sects: The Polygamy Debate in the Face of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, Africana, Volume 5, Number 2, 185-210, ISNN: 2155-7829.

 

4.Francis Machingura and Jesca Mushoperi Machingura (2011). Women and Sungura Music in Zimbabwe: Sungura Music as a Culturally-Gendered Genre, R&D Research and Discussion, Volume 4, Number 1, ISNN: 1855-6280 .

5.Francis Machingura and Jesca Mushoperi Machingura (2011). “Where do you come from and when are you going back to your country”: A Diasporan Reflection on Identity Crises of African Immigrants in Germany, AIGNE JournalISNN: 2009-4523.

6.Francis Machingura (2012), The Gendered Politics in the Public Sphere: The Case of Zimbabwe, Pan African Social Science Review Journal.

7.Gift Masengwe and Francis Machingura (2012), Migration and Policymaking as Initiatives Appeal in the face of Crises: The Zimbabwean Case, International Journal of Peace and Development Studies (IJPS)ISSN:2141-2677

 

8.Francis Machingura (2012), A Painful Look at the Struggle of Zimbabwean Married Women in Relation to Safe Sex, Africana JournalISSN:2155-7829

9. Gift Masengwe, Francis Machingura and Edwin Magwidi, An Excavation on Church Governance: The Question of Autonomy in the Light of disempowered African Church Converts in the Church of Christ in Zimbabwe, Journal of Research in Peace, Gender and Development, ISSN:2251-0036

Dr Liveson Tatira

Chairperson & Senior Lecturer

D. Phil (UZ); M.A. African Languages & Literature (UZ); B.A (Hons) Shona (UZ); Grad. C.E.(UZ); PhD (Atlantic International University).

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Research Interests: Onomastics, FolkloreShona Literature

Publications

1. “The role of Zviera in Socialisation” in Chiome E.M et al (2000). Indigenous Knowledgeand Technology in African and Diasporan Communities. Mond Press, Harare.

2.“Proverbs in Zimbabwean Advertisements” in Journal of Folklore Research Volume 38, no 3 Sept-Dec 2000, Indiana University, USA.

3.A Comprehension Passage in Kodzero Book 4

4.“Beyond the Dog’s Name: A Silent Dialogue Among the Shona People” in Journal ofFolklore Research (41,1) Indiana University, USA.

5.“Shona Folktales: Towards a Developmental Interpretation” in Southern African Journalfor Folklore Studies, Volume 15 (1) 2005, South Africa.

6.“Ukama, Zvitendero neTsika dzaVaShona” a Chapter in Magwa and Makadho (2007)(eds) Uvaranomwe hwaVaShona, Gweru, Mambo Press.

7.“Kupfuma Kwayo Shona” a poem in Jakwara reNhetembo, Gweru, Mambo Press, 2008

8.“ An Experimental Study into the use of Computers for Teaching of English Composition Writing in English at Prince Edward School in Harare” in Zimbabwe of Journal ofEducational ResearchVolume 21 Number 1, 2009

9.‘The global political agreement (GPA) and the persistent political conflict arising there from : Is this another manifestation of the council of Jerusalem? In The Journal ofAfrican Studies and Development Vol. 3(10), pp 187-191, November, 2011.

10.Published 8 Shona poems in Mutakunanzva weNhetembo, Gweru, with Booklove Publishers, 2011

11.“Employing Group Method As a Way of Teaching: A Continuation of What Obtains in Society” in International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, vol2, Issue 1, 2013, ISSN: 276-6348.  

12.“Shona Belief System: Finding Relevancy for a New Generation” in the Journal of Pan African Studies, volume6.no.8, March, 2014, pp 106-118.

13.“Beyond The Shona Names: Perspectives and Insights” In Africana, vol.7 No.1, June/July 2014.

14.“Traditional Games of Shona Children” In The Journal of Pan African Studies,vol.7, no4, October 2014.

15. “Shona Belief System: Finding Relevancy for a New Generation” in the Journal of Pan African Studies, volume6.no.8, March, 2014, pp 106-118.

16.Tatira, L. (ed) (2014). Becoming an Effective Teacher. Harare: Benaby Publishers.

Published Books

1.Zviera ZvaVaShona. Mambo Press, Gweru, 2000. *NB The book title means Shona taboos.

2.The Shona Culture      Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2010.

 Book chapters and articles accepted for publication

1.“Teaching Shona Composition” in Ndawi, Nyawaranda and Tatira (2011) (eds) Teaching Humanities at Secondary School, University of Zimbabwe Publications

2.“The Teachers’ Records” in Tatira (ed) Becoming an Effective Teacher, Harare, Benaby Publishers.

3.“The role of zviera taboos in fostering Unhu” in Mapara and Mudzanire (2013) (ed) The Ubuntu Philosophy, Masvingo, Bhuku Publishers.

4.“Denoting HIV/AIDS: The Language of Stigma in Shona Language” in Journal ofSociological ResearchUSA, Macrothink Institute.

Dr Ruth Gora

Senior Lecturer

    

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Ruth Gora

DPhil (Literature & Philosophy and Senior Lecturer); M.Ed. Shona (UZ); B.Ed. Shona (UZ); Certificate in Education,Secondary (Hillside Teachers’ College: UZ)

Research Interests: Shona Language, African Literature, Language Policy in Zimbabwe, Language and Gender.
Current Research: Language Policy in Education, Gender and TVET. 

Publications

  1. Gora, R.B. & Mutasa, D.E. (2015). Impact of perception and attitude towards the study of African languages on human resource needs: a case for Zimbabwe. In Per Linguam, 2015, Volume 31(1):74-88.
  2. Gora, R. B. (2015).Teachers’ perception and awareness of Shona dialects vis-à-vis Standard Shona in the Zimbabwean classroom: Implications for teaching and learning. In Namibia CPD Journal for Educators, Vol. 2, Issue 1/2015, pp 12 – 22.
  3. Makuvaza, N. & Gora, R. B. (2014). What is happening to the ‘noble’ profession? Concerns about and threats to the teaching profession in high school in Zimbabwe – The Way forward. In International Journal of Social Sciences & Education, Vol.4 Issue 2, 2014, pp 477–490.
  4. Gora, R. B. (2014). The Teacher’s Rapport inside and outside the School. In Tatira, L. (Ed.) Becoming an Effective Teacher. Harare: Benaby Printing and Publishing (Private) Ltd, pp 50 – 57 (book chapter).
  5. Gora, R. (2013). The Shona Poem. In Mapara, J. & Mudzanire, B. (Eds.) (2013) UBUNTU/UNHU PHILOSOPHY: A Brief Shona Perspective. Harare: Bhabhu Books, pp 88 - 98 (book chapter).
  6. Gora, R. B. (2013). Continuity and Change: Towards National Language Policy for Education in Zimbabwe. In Online Journal of Social Sciences Research, Vol. 2, Issue 5, May 2013, pp 123-129.
  7. Gora, R. (2013). Constraints of Private Sphere Responsibilities on Availability of Time to Study: A Case Study of Married Women Students at the University of Zimbabwe’ Faculty of Education. In Academic Research International, Vol. 4, No. 3, May 2013. (Co-authored with B. Bondai & F. Muchenje).
  8. Gora. R. (2012). Language and Gender: Implication for the Female Self-Concept in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, University of Zimbabwe Publications, Vol. 24, No.1, March 2012, pp 13 - 24. (Co-authored with B. Bondai & F. Muchenje).
  9. Gora, R. B. (2011). Attitudes towards Teaching and Learning of Shona Novels at “O” Level: Implications for the Teacher. Germany: GmbH & Co Publishers (book).
  10. Gora, R. B. (2010). The Role of Bird Characters in African Story and Myth. In Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal Publications – South Africa, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2010, pp53 - 63.
  11. Gora. R. (2010). The Use of Shona as a Medium of Instruction in a Tonga-speaking Community: Parents’ and Teachers’ Perceptions. In Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, University of Zimbabwe Publications, Vol 22, No.1, March 2010, pp87-102. (Co-authored with F. Waniwa, B. Muringani & G. Mavunga).
  12. Gora. R. (2009). An Experimental Study into the Use of Computers for Teaching of Composition Writing in English at Prince Edward School in Harare. In Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, University of Zimbabwe Publications, Vol.21, No. 1 March 2009, pp 85-101 (Co-authored with L. Tatira, N Sithole, & B.C. Manyarara).
  13. Gora. R. (2007). Teachers Colleges Preparation of Student Teachers for the Teaching of Children’s Literature: The Case of Marymount, Masvingo and Morgenster Teachers Colleges. In Zimbabwe Bulletin of Teacher Education, Vol. 14, Issue 1, September 2007, pp 95-112. (Co-authored with F. Waniwa, G. Mavunga & B. Muringani).

Accepted for publication

  1. Manyarara, B. C. & Gora, R. (2015). Aesthetic of naming: Potential psycho-sociological effects of some negative forenames in use among Zimbabweans (forthcoming paper).
  2. Gora, R. & Manyarara, B. C. (2015). ICTs in Teacher Education: Enhancing Quality in Language Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe. In Namibia CPD Journal for Educators (forthcoming paper).
  3. Muchenje, F., Gora, R. & Makuvaza, N. (2015). Interrogating the Concept of Time among the Shona: A Postcolonial Discourse (book chapter in print).

Ongoing Research
Researching on language planning & language policy in Zimbabwean education as follow-up to DPhil thesis findings.

Dr. Barbra C. Manyarara

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Barbra C. Manyarara

D. Litt. ET Phil (UNISA); M.Ed. English (UZ); B.Ed. English (UZ); C.E. Secondary (Gweru Teachers’ College).

Publications

  1. The prophylactics debate: Is unhu/ubuntu the alternative for Zimbabwe? Co-authored with: G. Museka; M. Phiri; D. Kaguda& B. C. Manyarara. ZJER, Vol 25 (1) March 2013, pp. 39-54.
  2. Excesses and absurdities: The representation of sexuality in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH (1975). Imbizo Vol. 4 (2), 2013, pp. 39-54.
  3. Manyarara, B. C. (2016) Sexualities in Gabriel García Márquez’s Novels. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications (Forthcoming).

                   Manyarara, B.C. (2016) Begging as performance: A critical evaluation of begging strategies in both urban and rural Zimbabwe. In I. Muwati (Ed.), Dariro: The African Theory of Participation and Performance. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications, p. 180-191.         

    Nyota, M. A., Manyarara, B.C. & Moyana, R. (Eds) (2010) Hunting in Foreign Lands and Other Stories. Harare: Priority Projects Publishing. 

    Manyarara B. C. contributed the following seven of the twenty-one stories in the collection:

    1. Once again    p.7-9;
    2. My mother’s beads  p. 10-12;
    3. The road to Damascus   p. 20-26;
    4. Femmes sans frontieres  p. 39-48;
    5. Indefinite  p. 49-53;
    6. Helicopter to view p. 71-76.

    Nyamakai, Z. & Manyarara, B. C., (2016) Women who have killed: An analysis of the psycho-social effects of prison life on women who have caused the deaths of others as portrayed in the semi-autobiography, A Tragedy of Lives: Women in Prison in Zimbabwe (2003) by Chiyedza Musengezi and Irene Staunton (Eds). Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, (Forthcoming)

    Manyarara, B.C. (2015) Co-incidence or collusion: An analysis of the relationship between the proposal to ban the use of contraceptives and lowering the age of consent in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 27 (3), p. 371-393.

       Manyarara, B. C. (2015) Paid in full? Judeo-Christian traditions on justice, punishment and human rights as manifest in two novellas, Death Constant Beyond Love (1978) and Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1982) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, (Forthcoming).

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2015) An analysis of the attitudes of ex-farm workers towards new land holders and vice versa on Kalembo and Kabwino farms in the Chegutu West in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Security and Tolerance Studies, 1 (1), (Forthcoming).

    Gora, R. B. &. Manyarara, B. C. (2015) ICTs in Teacher Education: Enhancing quality Language Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe. Namibia Continuing Professional Development Association for Educators, (Forthcoming).

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2014) “Sanitising” Gabriel García Márquez: Henning Carlsen’s (2011) film adaptation of Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004) Re-visualising Africa: Journal of African Cinema, 2 (1), p. 1-14.

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2015) Tool or toy: A survey of parental attitudes towards use of cell phones at school in Zimbabwe. Commonwealth, Youth and Development for Implementation (Forthcoming).  

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2014) García Márquez’s use of narrative and literature to portray human   sexual behaviour. Latin American Report, 30 (2), p. 1-16.

    Manyarara, B. C. & Gora R. B. (2015) Aesthetic of naming: Potential psycho-sociological effects of some forenames in use among Zimbabweans. Namibia Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 4 (1 & 2), p. 34-41.

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2015) Lesson planning for teacher effectiveness. Namibia Continuing Professional Development Association for Educators, 2 (1), p. 76-87.

    Manyarara, B.C. (2014) Unhu/Ubuntu anachronistic? The manifestation of female agency in Virginia Phiri’s Highway Queen (2010). Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, 5 (2), p. 13-22.

    Bachisi, I. & Manyarara, B. C. (2014) Voices from the wilderness: Zimbabwean diaspora literature, an emerging category. Latin American Report, 30 (1), p. 11-28.

    Chikonzo, K. & Manyarara, B. C. (2014) The construction of the discourse of violence in liberation war films: The case of Catch a Fire (2006). Latin American Report, 30 (1), p. 77-84.

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2013) Imagining Nyati in Zimbabwean Mythology. Journal of African Security and Tolerance Studies, 1 (2), p. 18-32.

    Manyarara, B. C. (2013) Excesses and absurdities: Representations of sexuality in Gabriel García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975). Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, 4 (2) p. 29-43.

    Manyarara, B. C. (2013) Healing the scars: Bibliotherapy and commercial sexual exploitation of children in a García Márquez Story. African Journal of Children’s Literature 1 (2), p. 43-63.

    Manyarara, B.C. (2013) The absence of Yvonne Vera’s literary works in the Literature in English secondary school classroom in Zimbabwe. Madirativhange: Journal of African Indigenous Languages and Literatures, 1 (1), p. 125-139.

    Museka G., Phiri, M., Kaguda D. & Manyarara, B. C. (2013) The Prophylactics Debate: Is unhu/ubuntu an alternative for Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 25 (1) p. 20-37.

    Manyarara, B. C., Museka, G. & Kaguda, D. (2012) There is no room for religion in soccer. Latin American Report, 28 (2) 2012 p. 394-403.

    Manyarara, B.C. (2012) Homicide in legitimate defence of honour: Representations of sexuality in Gabriel García Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold.  Latin American Report 28 (1), p. 259-278.

    Manyarara, B. C. (2011). A critical overview of Gabriel García Márquez’s representations of sexuality in some of his narratives. Latin American Report, 27 (2), 2011, p. 225-235.

    Manyarara, B. C. & G. Museka, (2009) Ritual or mere sexual aberration: A comparative analysis of incest as taboo in Zimbabwean literature and Caribbean literary works. Latin American Report, 1 (1), p. 154-167.

    Tatira, L., Sithole, N. Manyarara, B. C. & R. B. Gora, (2009) ‘An experimental study into the use of computers for teaching composition writing in English at Prince Edward School in Harare.’ Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 21 (1), p. 85-101.

    Manyarara, B. C. (2008) Another way of knowing: Rethinking the concept of time in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967).  Latin American Report, 24 (2), p.36-41.

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