school and education




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).


  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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