Former county cricketer and one-time England Test batsman Alan Butcher was looking for a new challenge after leaving his job coaching Surrey County Cricket Club. A phone call out of the blue from a Zimbabwean great alerted him to the possibility of coaching the nation's cricket team. His three years in charge presents an insight into the at times schizophrenic nature of cricket in this intriguing country. Starting at the point when Butcher was offered the job, he describes the process of moulding a team out of a dispirited and disillusioned group of players. Part cricket memoir, part travelogue, part ode to Zimbabwe, part lament for a beautiful-but-troubled country, The Good Murungu? is a fascinating insight into Zimbabwean cricket.
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Author: Alan Butcher
Publisher: eBook Partnership
Category: Sports & Recreation
Former county cricketer and one-time England Test batsman Alan Butcher was looking for a new challenge after leaving his job coaching Surrey County Cricket Club. A phone call out of the blue from a Zimbabwean great alerted him to the possibility of coaching the nation's cricket team. His three years in charge presents an insight into the at times schizophrenic nature of cricket in this intriguing country. Starting at the point when Butcher was offered the job, he describes the process of molding a team out of a dispirited and disillusioned group of players. Part cricket memoir, part travelogue, part ode to Zimbabwe, part lament for a beautiful-but-troubled country, The Good Murungu? is a fascinating insight into Zimbabwean cricket.
Part cricket memoir, part travelogue, part ode to Zimbabwe, part lament for a beautiful-but-troubled country, The Good Murungu? is a fascinating insight into Zimbabwean cricket.
Author: Alan Butcher
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
This third volume of Tell Me, Friends collects stories and plays written by students and staff at the University of Dar es Salaam between 2006 and 2008. The stories in the collection are: "Our Man" by Saida Yahya-Othman; "The Window Seat" by Benjamin Branoff; "The Concealed Project" by Zuhura Badru; "The Total Crisis" by Simon Mlundi; and "Testimony" by Emmanuel Lema. The plays are: "The Monster" by Anna Chikoti; "Love is..." by Kimberly McLeod; "A Tanzanian Rooftop" by Benjamin Branoff; "Judges on Trial" by Frowin Paul Nyoni; "The Route to Success" by Yunus Ng'umbi; and "The Mop" by Vincensia Shule. Read and share these stories and plays, and enjoy how they depict some of the social-economic and political factors that condition and shape our societies today.
Kuta: The almighty Murungu said she has no objection to our cleansing ritual. But the dirty ones have boycotted the ritual and ... By the way, is she not the same Murungu to whom we pray for peace, rain, and good harvest? Kuta: Yes.
Author: Lilian Osaki
Publisher: African Books Collective
Category: Literary Collections
If Something is Wrong is the first in-depth report on the violations committed against farm workers during Zimbabwe's 'land-reform' programme. The report examines the preliminary results of a study conducted by field officers of the General Agriculture and Plantation Workers, Union of Zimbabwe (GAPWUZ). This publication presents statistical evidence alongside first-person testimony to provide a chilling account of the physical and psychological violence perpetrated against Zimbabwe's farm workers. It is not widely known that this huge population of some 1.8 million people has been the greatest victim of Zimbabwe's 'land-reform' programme. It is hoped that this report, and others that will follow it, will help to give voice to this large and vulnerable constituency, and to ensure that the experiences of Zimbabwe's farm-workers will not be forgotten.
So murungu said that he was going to do as I wanted. I am very grateful that God intervened and murungu respected my wishes. Farm Worker 7 described life before eviction: My life was good before the farm was taken over.
Author: Weaver Press
Publisher: African Books Collective
This book explores the outer margins of postcolonial culture, state, and economy, where the legacy of white settler modernity still dominates the everyday lives of a largely neglected population. The book is an ethnographic analysis which focuses on more than two million people who live and work on predominantly white-owned farms in Zimbabwe--almost a fifth of the national population. Blair Rutherford traces their lives from the colonial past to the present, while analyzing the flue-cured tobacco farms which produce Zimbabwe's number one export.
If one claimed that one is a good murungu ' , and the other a ' bad ' one , one forgot that they are a ' family ' and are one and the same . Moreover , he implied that this was actually the farmers ' management strategy .
Author: Blair Rutherford
Publisher: Zed Books
Category: Social Science
Thus , a good , muRungu “ ( European , boss , king , privileged etc. ) who honours those under him / her will be called a „ Munhu " or „ muTema “ ( an African ) or emphatic Munhulmutema chaiye “ ( a real human being African ) .
Author: Phillip Denhe Mazambara
Category: Independent churches
Plaxedes asked, wondering how her daughter would fit in upon her return, if she too became more like a murungu. “Well, it's a bit like the Malawians that come here for work. They learn to speak Shona and copy some of our customs so that ...
Author: Tsitsi Tsopotsa
Spear Masters contends that in Africa there exists only one religion with a vast array of "denominations." African religion is expressed in a different way by each of the denominations, which creates confusion for those who believe that there are more than one African religion. Spear Masters presents information about some of the larger and most significant expressions of the sole African religion, so that the reader will understand the relationship between God the creator and the notions of the relationship with the family and community. The term "spear master" relates to the integrity and ethics that had to accompany the maker and user of the spear in ancient African societies. The essence of religion presented in Spear Masters is the deification of one's society and nation, and making sacred the traditions and rituals of the ordinary lives of the people.
The Kikuyu also use the name , Murungu , the one who lives in the four sacred mountains and is the possessor of the sky . About twenty five other ethnic groups use the name Mulungu or Murungu for Almighty God . The Baila people call god ...
Author: Molefi Kete Asante
Publisher: University Press of America
So I told my messenger , ' Go with this murungu so that he may see for himself what happens at Matonjeni ! ' I thought that , perhaps , things will turn out well because I trust the murungu . What he says happens .
Author: M. L. Daneel
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Category: Mwari (Mashona deity).
How the presence of the tsetse fly turned the African forest into an open laboratory where African knowledge formed the basis of colonial tsetse control policies. The tsetse fly is a pan-African insect that bites an infective forest animal and ingests blood filled with invisible parasites, which it carries and transmits into cattle and people as it bites them, leading to n'gana (animal trypanosomiasis) and sleeping sickness. In The Mobile Workshop, Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga examines how the presence of the tsetse fly turned the forests of Zimbabwe and southern Africa into an open laboratory where African knowledge formed the basis of colonial tsetse control policies. He traces the pestiferous work that an indefatigable, mobile insect does through its movements, and the work done by humans to control it. Mavhunga's account restores the central role not just of African labor but of African intellect in the production of knowledge about the tsetse fly. He describes how European colonizers built on and beyond this knowledge toward destructive and toxic methods, including cutting down entire forests, forced “prophylactic” resettlement, massive destruction of wild animals, and extensive spraying of organochlorine pesticides. Throughout, Mavhunga uses African terms to describe the African experience, taking vernacular concepts as starting points in writing a narrative of ruzivo (knowledge) rather than viewing Africa through foreign keywords. The tsetse fly became a site of knowledge production—a mobile workshop of pestilence.
Barring a few cases in which murungu was good to them, these vatema were subjected to the vilest rusaruraganda (racism), hutsiny'e (cruelty), and hudzvanyiriri (oppression— but better translated by the late reggae great Peter Tosh as ...
Author: Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
There is a murungu present, listening to how we decide our cases. We ask our murungu to tell us whether it is a good or a bad thing to write with red ink.' I was grateful that the manner in which I was involved at least did not make it ...
Author: J. F. Holleman
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The late 19th century saw practically the entire continent of Africa carved up and partitioned between a handful of European colonial powers. This is the story of the Stairs Expedition, related by the group's medical officer. First published in 1893, Moloney's fascinating narrative will transport readers to a world of cannibals, missionaries, and slave traders; a provocative military invasion and its bloody climax; and the mercenaries' nightmarish return march.
MURUNGU. A prayer on Tanganyika—Mount Mrumbi—A dull camp—Captain Joubert's station—Dead donkey—A hostile valley—Rumaliza's ... and began to row with all their might, until we raised our canvas and gave the other dhow the good-bye.
Author: Joseph A. Moloney
Publisher: Jeppestown Press
A riveting and profound read. This intriguing book retains its momentum from beginning to end. The mysterious disappearances of people in the mist-enshrouded mountains of the Eastern Highlands are used effectively to lay bare much of a dark past. It contrasts events in the new Zimbabwe of the nineties against Rhodesia and a fractured pre-colonial history. It kept me spellbound. Africa holds a unique fascination amidst its exotic landscape and Cliff McIlwaine captures and brings together an assortment of colourful characters from different cultural backgrounds which enhance the dramatic tensions. A magical combination of the prosaic and the spiritual creates fascinating insights into the social, political and historical ethos of Zimbabwe. An enjoyable novel which certainly held my attention. Prof C.H.Muller, MA (Wales), PhD (London), D.ED (SA), DLitt (UOFS), Editor.
“Murungu, you dare to enter my cave,” she said censoriously. ... “You whites have caused us so much pain, yet I sense that you must be a good man by the way your friends respond to ... You will be well protected by your guide, Murungu.
Author: CLIFF McILWAINE
Drawing on communications ‘rescued’ from the shredders in the last days of Rhodesia, enlivened by photographs and memories - both her own and those of her colleagues - Maia Chenaux-Repond tells the story of her work as the Provincial Community Development Officer (Women) for Mashonaland and South in the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the 1970s. There are no records whatsoever in the National Archives of Zimbabwe about the Community Development Section (Women), even though it was active in all the provinces. In the absence of other documentary sources, and all other provincial officers long having emigrated or died, this account of her work fills a significant gap in the pre-independence history of Zimbabwe. The crucial focus of the Women’s Section on improving the lives and skills of women in the rural areas became progressively more difficult when the civil war intensified from the early 1970 as rural people - and the development workers themselves - were moved into ‘Protected Villages’, and as the Ministry became increasingly militarized.
the Development Worker asks good-naturedly. 'I have been where the beer is!' she answers agreeably. 'And I am drunk, so wonderfully drunk!' And then: 'I hear that this murungu [white person] here sat with the women yesterday and tried ...
Author: Chenaux-Repond, Maia
Publisher: Weaver Press
Category: Social Science
This book offers the first comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the provisions of the ‘Malabo Protocol’—the amendment protocol to the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights—adopted by the African Union at its 2014 Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Annex to the protocol, once it has received the required number of ratifications, will create a new Section in the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights with jurisdiction over international and transnational crimes, hence an ‘African Criminal Court’. In this book, leading experts in the field of international criminal law analyze the main provisions of the Annex to the Malabo Protocol. The book provides an essential and topical source of information for scholars, practitioners and students in the field of international criminal law, and for all readers with an interest in political science and African studies. Gerhard Werle is Professor of German and Internationa l Crimina l Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Director of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice. In addition, he is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape and Honorary Professor at North-West University of Political Science and Law (Xi’an, China). Moritz Vormbaum received his doctoral degree in criminal law from the University of Münster (Germany) and his postdoctoral degree from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is a Senior Researcher at Humboldt-Universität, as well as a coordinator and lecturer at the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice.
The doctrinal argument, questioning the legal basis of an immunity provision in the Annex of the Malabo Protocol can be illustrated by a reference to Murungu's observations on the African Court.17 Murungu asserts, citing Article 27 of ...
Author: Gerhard Werle
An extraordinary international thriller by the former deputy assistant secretary of state and author of the national bestseller The Golden Hour. In the life of every country, at a moment of extreme national disruption, there is a brief period of breakdown, when everything is uncertain, events can turn on a dime. That is the moment to act, to shape events how you want them to go. That is Minute Zero. Fresh off the harrowing events of The Golden Hour, State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker is suddenly thrown into a quickly developing emergency in Zimbabwe, where a longtime strongman is being challenged for the presidency. Rumors are flying furiously: armed gangs, military crackdowns, shady outside money pouring in, and, most disturbing for the United States, reports of highly enriched uranium leaking into the market. And that’s all before Ryker even lands in the country. It gets much worse after that. If he can’t get control, shape his Minute Zero, a lot of people are going to die—not least of all himself.
“Murungu!” yelled a third child, before giggling and running off. “Murungu?” asked Bull. “White guy,” said Judd. ... Inside, sitting on a plastic chair, was a handsome middleaged woman in a wellpressed business suit.
Author: Todd Moss
A list of names from the Mbari of Murungu has been supplied , showing 106 persons . ... as the reserve and would help to improve the shape of it , and as it is free of other claims there is a good deal to be said for the contention .
Author: Kenya Land Commission
Category: Land tenure
The story focuses on the protagonist, Mwana Mutota, who is a descendant of an ancient bloodline of kings of the Great Stone Empire. The son is in constant conflict with his conscious and subconscious mind since, in his dreams, he finds solace and peace, and this is embodied in the f irst scene, The Castle in the Sky. This is unlike when he awakens and finds life futile and existential, as evidenced by the second scene, Return to the Earth Realm. Dreams therefore present the highest form of existence as one is in their truest form and bound by no rules, sin, or flesh and present the only peace in the protagonists life. Life therefore revolves around the conflict of the internal (the soul that is only free in dreams) and the external (the body that is trapped on earth) that drives the protagonist to the brink of insanity as the plot unfolds. The Great Stone Empire presents an empire that, through colonialism and corruption, is economically and socially depleted to the point of widespread unemployment and poverty. Mwana Mutotaor rather The Son, as he prefers to call himselfon the request of Chaminuka (the guardian spirit of Nubian empires), is crowned king under the wings of the premiere of the empire (the last defiant Nubian leader against the west). The underlying battle of the story is of the sons of light versus the sons of darkness, a story that began from the dawn of time and is still ongoing. This is embodied in Mwana Mutota (the son of light) and his battle with Adam (the son of darkness), the deadly assassin hell-bent on ending Mwanas life. Gladys is Mwana Mutotas love,and yet they have not seen in each other in years. The platonic relationship presents the struggle of pure love in a corrupted world, and the desire to once more be together is Mwanas ultimate hope in life. Gladys is the descendant of the Mojaji queen who, in a past life, was married to the Mutota king; and they were separated through conspiracy and treachery. Gladys Mojaji and Mwana Mutota, therefore, represent mediums of the greatest spirit of the empire, which is Chaminuka, and form part of his trinity and their reuniting in the Earth realm represents a return to a lost virtue in the universe of the highest form, which is love. The last scene is called Return to Eden, as it captures a pure and lost Nubian love as the bodies and souls of the Mutota and Mojaji king and queen once more reunite. A perfect harmony is restored in the universe, and the two souls reunite in the spirit world. They walk hand in hand in the full allure of a spiritual garden full of the beauty of nature, and the two embrace in the earth realm. And the story reaches an end (for now).
You have no life lessons like how to be a good husband or father yet marriage is the corner stone of life. ... that alienates you from who you are and makes you see from the eyes of Murungu, makes you speak in school with their tongues, ...
Author: Tawanda Chingombe
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
This volume analyses the prospects and challenges of the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples' Rights in context. The book is for all readers interested in African institutions and contemporary global challenges of peace, security, human rights, and international law. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.
Bhoke Murungu's observations on the African Court.22 Murungu asserts, citing Article 27 of the Rome Statute, that 'immunity of state officials is no longer a valid defence for the commission of international crimes'.23 This position is ...
Author: Charles C. Jalloh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press