mambongi

Of Mambongi, polygamy and hateful names

BACK in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve a tune is made meaning­ful by lyrics or simply put, many analogies and idioms elucidate a point. Only the cock crows. If a hen cr...

How Machi lost US$3 000

Isdore Guvamombe
BACK in the village in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, the elders with cotton tuft heads say the average girl would rather have beauty than br...

Women outfox religious doctrines

Reflections Isdore Guvamombe
Back in the village in the land of milk, honey and dust, or Guruve, good fortune has its own consequences: if you have five wives you have five t...

Witchcraft and the Gokwe spectacle

Reflections Isdore Guvamombe
Back in the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, belief in witchcraft is as old as the mountains and the ancient rivers, if ...

Closing the debate on religiosity

Isdore Guvamombe Reflections
Back in the village in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, when consultations for the truth are made from one spirit province to another ...

emmanuel makandiwa

Of prophets and spirit mediums

Back in the village in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, they say if there was no elephant in the jungle, the buffalo would probably claim to be the biggest animal. But today, even if th...

Religion: An African’s dilemma

This villager writes this instalment fully aware that those with closed minds do not worry about their mind gathering dust, to them history is like a national social security number, too long, u...

BBA: Much ado about nothing

Every time in the theatre of the African jungle, an impala knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be eaten. Every time a lion wakes up, it knows it must outrun the slowest impala or it...

Inside a polygamous marriage

Reflections Isdore Guvamombe
In the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, a man who swallows a mango seed, surely trusts that he has a big opening, for, t...

BBA: When adults play house

Isdore Guvamombe
In the village, in the land of milk, honey and dust or Guruve, a chicken’s prayer doesn’t affect a hawk, but that does not make the chicken give up the pra...