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BA Gen, Dip Ed, MA, PhD
Research Interests: The Development of the Shona Novel, Literary Criticism




                      1.     2015.   The Odyssey of Shona Narratives: A Collation and Collection of Articles     and Conference Papers (1964-2012), Mambo Press, Gweru.

                      2.     2015.     A Standard Dictionary of Shona-English Names, College Press, Zimbabwe.

                      3.     2009.     The Search For Identity And Ufuru: An Introduction To The Black Zimbabwean Fiction in English, 1956 – 1980, Mambo Press, Gweru.

                      4.    1994.     The Moral Vision of Patrick Chakaipa: A Study in Didacticism and Literary     Eschatology. Mambo Press, Gweru.

                      5.    1994.     Romances of Patrick Chakaipa: A Study of Thematic Techniques and Mythology. Mambo.

                      6.    1994.     The Rise of the Shona Novel: A Study in Development, 1890-1984, Mambo Press, Gweru.

                      7.    1990.     Plots And Characters in Shona Fiction, 1956-1984: A Handbook, Mambo Press, Gweru.

                      8.      1987.     Herbert W. Chitepo’s Epic Poem, Soko Risina Musoro – The Tale without a Head: A Critique, Longman, Zimbabwe.

                      9.     1986.     Aspects of the Shona Novel and Other Related Genres, Mambo Press, Gweru.

                  10.       1986.     George Kahari and Hazel Carter, Shona Language Course/devised by George Kahari and Hazel Carter; recorded by G.P. Kahari and H. Carter, African Studies Programme, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

                  11.       1980.     The Search for Zimbabwean Identity: An Introduction to the Black Zimbabwean Novel, Mambo Press, Gweru.

                  12.          1975.     The Imaginative Writings of Paul Chidyausiku, Mambo Press, Gwelo, (in Association with the Rhodesia Literature Bureau), 1975.

                  13.          1972.     George Kahari and Hazel Carter, Kuverenga Chishona: An Introductory Shona Reader with Grammatical Sketch/ by Kahari and Carter, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

                  14.          1972.     The Novels of Patrick Chakaipa, Longman Rhodesia, (in Association with the Rhodesia Literature Bureau).


                     1.    1997.   ‘Black Zimbabwe Literature in English’ In Paul Ahluwalia and Paul

Nursey-Bray (ed) Post –Colonialism: Culture and Identity in Africa (Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Commack, NY 1997), pp. 48-58.

                        2.        1992.     ‘Problems of Development: An African Point of View’. Presented at the University of Munster, 17-21 June 1991, In Gregor Sauerwald et al. (ed), Soziale Arbeit and Internationale Entwicklung, Munster; Hamburg: Lit, 1992, pp. 36-42).

                        3.        1990.     The History of Writing in Zimbabwe, 1890-1990’, In 10 years of Zimbabwe, Art and History of Writing in Zimbabawe (10 Jahre Zimbabwe: Kunst and Geschinchte), elke Kemmerer-Grothaus (Hrsg) (Ubsree-Museum, Bremen, 1990),pp. 118-121.

                        4.        1986.     ‘Cultural Identity and Problems of Cross Cultural Communication: Problems of Translation ‘, In George P. Kahari, Aspects of the Shona Novel and other Related Genres (Mambo Press, Gweru, 1986),pp.180-200.

                        5.        1986. ‘Intellectual and Social Development in Bernard Chidzero’s Nzvengamutsvairo’. ­­In George P. Kahari, ‘Aspects of Shona Novel and Other Related Genres, Mambo Press, Gweru, pp. 30-50.

                        6.        1984.     ‘Zimbabwean Literature in Shona’, In Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, IV: R to Z, Frederick Ungar, New York, p.713.

                        7.        1984/5. ‘Cultural Identity And Cross-Cultural Communication: Problems of Translation’, Zambezia: The Journal of The University Of Zimbabwe Vol.12, 1984/5 pp.55 –7.

                        8.        1983.     ‘Shona Nomenclature’ G.P. Kahari and A.J.C. Pongweni’ Zambezia : The Journal of The University Of Zimbabwe Vol.11, No.ii, pp.161 –7;

                        9.        1981.     ’The History of the Shona Protest Song’, Zambezia: Journal of the University of Zimbabwe Vol.9, No. 2, pp.79-101.

                    10.        1981.     ‘Realism and the Contemporary Shona Novel’ Zambezia; The Journal of the University of Zimbabwe Vol. 10, No. ii, 1982. pp.85 – 10.

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