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Dr Manase Kudzai Chiweshe


Dr Manase Kudzai Chiweshe

Qualifications: PhD Sociology, Rhodes University; Msc in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Bsc in Sociology, University of Zimbabwe  

Bio: Dr. Manase Kudzai Chiweshe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social and Community Development, University of Zimbabwe and a Research Fellow, Sociology Department, Rhodes University, South Africa. He is the winner of the 2015 Gerti Hesseling Prize for Best Paper Published in African Studies. His work revolves around the sociology of everyday life in African spaces with specific interest in gender, football, and sports studies.

Research Interests: Everyday life, Livelihoods, Social and sexual identities, Sport and leisure, Gender and feminist studies.

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Phone number: +263 773751022

Publications and Research Profiles:


  1. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. The People’s Game: Football Fandom in Zimbabwe, Bamenda: Langaa Press

Edited Books

  1. Helliker, K., Chiweshe, M.K. and Bhatasara, S. (eds.) 2018. Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe, London: Routledge
  2. Chiweshe, M.K. and Mapara, J. (eds.) 2017. Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe, Chinhoyi: CUT Press

Journal Articles

  1. Chiweshe, M.K. and Mutondoro, F. 2017. Political Corruption and the Post 2015 Agenda in Zimbabwe, Journal of Public Administration and Development Alternatives 2 (2): 34-46
  2. Chiweshe, M.K. and Chiweshe, M.T. 2017. ‘Not My Child’: Parents’ Denial About Adolescent Sexuality in Harare, Zimbabwe, Journal of Family and Reproductive Health 11 (3): 119-127
  3. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Social Networks as Anti-revolutionary Forces: Facebook and Political Apathy among youth in Urban Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa Development XLII (2): 129-147
  4. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Zimbabwe’s Land Question in the Context of Large-Scale Land Based Investments, Geography Research Forum, 37: 13-36
  5. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Analysis of Land-related Corruption in Zimbabwe, Africa Insight 46 (4): 112-124
  6. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Frenemies: Understanding the Interconnectedness of Rival Fan Identities in Harare, Zimbabwe, Soccer & Society:
  7. Bhatasara, S. and Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Beyond Gender: Interrogating Women’s Experiences in FTLRP in Zimbabwe, Africa Review,
  8. Choto, T., Chiweshe, M.K. and Muparamoto, N. 2017. Football fandom, ethno-regionalism and rivalry in post-colonial Zimbabwe: Case study of Highlanders and Dynamos, Soccer and Society, doi: 10.1080/14660970.2017.1302930
  9. Chiweshe, M.K. 2016. Efficacy of Top-down Approaches to Post-Conflict Social Coexistence and Community Building: Experiences from Zimbabwe, African Journal on Conflict Resolution 16 (2): 11-34
  10. Chiweshe, M.K. 2016. Wives at the Market Place: Commercialisation of Lobola and Commodification of Women’s bodies in Zimbabwe, The Oriental Anthropologist, 16 (2): 229-243
  11. Chiweshe, M.K. 2016. Social Positionality and Xenophobia: The Case of Rugby Player Tendai Mtawarira in South Africa. Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies 9 (7): 132 - 149
  12. Chiweshe, M.K. 2016. A gendered critique of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Africa Review, 8 (2): 145-155
  13. Chiweshe, M.K. 2016. Till death do us part: football as part of everyday life amongst Dynamos Football Club fans in Zimbabwe, African Identities 14 (2): 101-113
  14. Muparamoto, N. and Chiweshe, M.K. “Managing identities” and parental disclosure of HIV sero-status in Zimbabwe, African Journal of AIDS Research, 14:2, 145-152
  15. Chiweshe, M.K. Women and the Emergence of Grassroots Institutions on Post-Fast Track Farms in Zimbabwe, Agri-Gender: Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, 1 (1): 40-53
  16. Chiweshe, M.K. and Muparamoto, N. 2014. Tensions and Dilemmas Around Sexual Rights in the Context of the African Youth Charter, Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, 7 (2): 96 - 102
  17. Chiweshe, M.K. 2014. One of the boys: female fans’ responses to the masculine and phallocentric nature of football stadiums in Zimbabwe, Critical African Studies 6 (2-3): 211-222
  18. Chiweshe, M.K., Chakona, L. and Helliker, K. 2014. Patriarchy, Women, Land and Livelihoods on A1 farms in Zimbabwe, Journal of Asian and African Studies 50 (6): 716-731
  19. Mutopo, P. and Chiweshe, M.K. 2014. Large-scale land deals, global capital and the politics of livelihoods: Experiences of women small-holder farmers in Chisumbanje, Zimbabwe, International Journal of African Renaissance Studies - Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity, 9 (1) 84-99
  20. Chiweshe, M.K. The problem with African football: Corruption and the (under)development of the game on the continent, African Sports Law Bulletin 2: 39
  21. Mutopo, P., Manjengwa, J. and Chiweshe, M.K. Shifting gender dimensions and rural livelihoods after Zimbabwe’s Fast Track Land Reform Programme, Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, 3 (1): 45-61
  22. Mutopo, P. and Chiweshe, M.K. Water resources and biofuel production after the fast-track land reform in Zimbabwe, African Identities, 12 (1): 124-138
  23. Chiweshe, M.K. and Bhatasara, S. 2013. ‘Ndezve Varume Izvi’: Hegemonic Masculinities and Misogyny in Popular Music in Zimbabwe, Africa Media Review, 21 (1&2): 151–170
  24. Bhatasara, S. and Chiweshe, M.K. 2015. Universal Access to HIV Treatment in the Context of Vulnerability: Female Farm Workers in Zimbabwe, Health Care for Women International 36 (2): 188-204
  25. Chiweshe, M.K and Gusha, M. 2012. Gendered dimensions of old age care in a time of crisis: Experiences from Zimbabwe, Agenda 26 (4): 122 – 130
  26. Chiweshe, M.K. Understanding the process of becoming a fan: The case of football teams in Zimbabwe, Soccer and Society 12 (2): 174 – 183


Book Chapters

  1. Chiweshe, M.K. and Bhatasara, S. 2019. Women in Agriculture in Contemporary Africa. In Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies, Olamujoke and F. Toyin. London: Palgrave Macmillan
  2. Bhatasara, S., Chiweshe, M.K. and Muparamoto, N. 2019. Stolen Childhood: Understanding Sexualization of Young Girls through “Child Marriage” in Zimbabwe. In The Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development, New York: Cambridge University Press
  3. Chiweshe, M.K and Bhatasara, S. 2018. Performing Manhood in Zimdancehall: Music as Partriachised Space in Zimbabwe. Performing Zimbabwe: A Transdisciplinary Study of Zimbabwean Music, L.G. Amoros and M.T. Vambe (eds.) pp. 251-273. Durban: University of KwaZulu Natal Press
  4. Chiweshe, M.K. 2018. Zimbabwe. In Palgrave International Handbook of Football and Politics, De Waele, J.-M., Gibril, S., Gloriozova, E., Spaaij, R. (eds.) London: Palgrave McMillan
  5. Bhatasara, S., Helliker, K. and Chiweshe, M.K. 2018. Introduction – Theorising the Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe. In Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe, Helliker, K., Chiweshe, M.K. and Bhatasara, S. (eds.) London: Routledge, pp. 74-90
  6. Chiweshe, M.K. 2018. Migration-based Livelihoods in post-2000 Zimbabwe. In Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe, Helliker, K., Chiweshe, M.K. and Bhatasara, S. (eds.) London: Routledge, pp. 74-90
  7. Chakona, L. and Chiweshe, M.K. 2018. Fast Track Land Reform Programme and Women in Goromonzi District. In Political Economy of Livelihoods in Contemporary Zimbabwe, Helliker, K., Chiweshe, M.K. and Bhatasara, S. (eds.) London: Routledge, pp. 74-90
  8. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. More Than Body Parts: Theorising Gender Within African Spaces. In Handbook of Research on Women’s Issues and Rights in the Developing World, Mahtab, N. and Haque, T. (eds). Pennsylvania: IGI Global, pp. 170-188
  9. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Introduction. In Perspectives in Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe, Chiweshe, M.K and Mapara, J. (eds). Chinhoyi: CUT Press, pp. 1-11
  10. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Gendered dimensions of Natural Resource Control within the Community Share Ownership Trusts in Zimbabwe. In Perspectives in Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe, Chiweshe, M.K and Mapara, J. (eds). Chinhoyi: CUT Press, pp. 25-33
  11. Madzara, A. and Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Experiences of Women under Market Oriented Conservation Approaches: A Case study of Honde Valley Women in Crafts and Honey Production. In Perspectives in Sustainable Development in Zimbabwe, Chiweshe, M.K and Mapara, J. (eds). Chinhoyi: CUT Press, pp. 49-67
  12. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Analysis of Women's Organizations as Drivers of Gendered Social Transformation: Experiences from Zimbabwe. In The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South, Féliz and A.L. Rosenberg (eds). Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart
  13. Bhatasara, S., Choguya, N. and Chiweshe, M.K. 2017: Women and Pentacostalism in Zimbabwe. In Pentacostals and Body, M. Wilkinson and P. Althouse (eds), Brill Press
  14. Chiweshe, M.K. 2017. Intersectional Analysis of the Social Determinants of Child Maltreatment in Zimbabwe. Global Ideologies Surrounding Children's Rights and Social Justice, Tschabangu (ed), IGI-Global Press
  15. Chiweshe M.K. 2017. Zimbabwe United? Exploring Cooperation and Contestations in the Context of National Football Team Fandom in Zimbabwe. In Football Fans, Rivalry and Coopertation. Brandt, F. Hertel and S. Huddleston (eds), Routledge
  16. Chiweshe, M.K. and Bhatasara, S. 2017. Victims, Victors and Saviours: The Politics of Aid and Women's Rights in Zimbabwe. In Localization in Development Aid, Bonacker, J. von Heusinger and K. Zimmer (eds), Taylor and Francis
  17. Bwerinofa, C. and Chiweshe, M.K. 2016. Gender dynamics and disasters: The case of Tokwe-Mukosi floods in Zimbabwe, In Understanding Vulnerability, Building Resilience: Responses to Disasters and Climate Change, Michele Companion and Miriam Chaiken, Taylor and Francis
  18. Chiweshe, M.K. and Muzanago, K. 2016. Livelihoods in a Sack:” Gendered Dimensions of Sack Potato Farming Among Poor Households in Urban Zimbabwe, In Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches, Amber Fletcher and Wendee Kubik, Routledge.
  19. Chiweshe, M.K. 2015. Do traditional institutions matter in essential resource governance in Zimbabwe? In, Governing Access to Essential Resources, Pistor and O. De Schutter, New York: Columbia University Press
  20. Chiweshe, M.K. and Mutopo, P. 2015. Class and Race Complexities in Understanding Large Scale Land Deals as New Forms of Imperialism in Zimbabwe. In The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, Ness and Z. Cope, New York: Palgrave McMillan
  21. Chiweshe, M.K. Negotiating and creating urban spaces in everyday practices: experiences of women in Harare, Zimbabwe. In Untamed Urbanisms, A. Allen, A. Lampis and M. Swilling, London: Routledge
  22. Chiweshe, M.K. 2015: Reproducing Patriarchy on Resettled Lands: A lost opportunity in reconstituting women's land rights in the fast track land reform program in Zimbabwe. In Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform: Gender Impacts, S. Archambault and A. Zoomers, London: Routledge
  23. Mutopo, P., Chiweshe, M.K. and Mubaya, C.P. 2014. Large Scale Land Acquisitions, Livelihoods and Gender Configurations in Zimbabwe. In Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions, E. Osabuohien, Pennsylvania: IGI-Global
  24. Chiweshe, M.K. and Mutopo, P. 2014. National and international actors in the orchestration of land deals in Zimbabwe: What is in it for small holder farmers? In International land deals in East and Southern Africa, P. Mihyo (ed), Addis Ababa: OSSREA
  25. Chiweshe, M.K. Online Football Fan Identities and Cyber-fandoms in Zimbabwe, In Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Community and Clubs, Chuka Onwumechili and Gerard Akindes (Eds), New York: Palgrave Macmillan

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