Category Archives: Machangana culture

The Njuzu of the Save River; Mermaid or Myth…you decide, I know what I believe..

The Njuzu of the Save River , as told by Nzanza Sekai in his recent excellent article on the Save River and Birchenough Bridge, called “Celebrating Rain and the flooding of the Save River”… is a story long told by … Continue reading

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Nguni cattle and herdboys at Mahenye; glorious colours inspire my art …

  Nguni cattle and brave little herdboys at Mahenye inspire me, chaperoning their cattle through elephant inhabited thickets and river banks on a daily basis… Mahenye is home to cattle and elephants, the contact zone between humans and wildlife…a challenging … Continue reading

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An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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Mahenye Charitable Trust and Changana Culture; beading and beautiful ladies…

The Changana ladies at Chief Mahenye’s village have a strong tradition of beading…. Look at these deeply gathered skirts that they embellish with numerous seed beads… Some of my personal necklaces, bought from these talented ladies… NOTE: excerpt from my … Continue reading

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Rabies, Vets and River Sunsets; Wild dogs and Domestic dogs….

Whew, after the rush and fun of Valentine’s weekend, the pace of life has not slowed down….nor did we expect it to! We do still make time to sit and watch the sunset every now and then, though….with the end … Continue reading

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Basket Case II Exhibition

Basket Case II Exhibition @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe is on until 15th December. The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and the Zimbabwe German Society) and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, would like to invite you to … Continue reading

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Clive Stockil – winner of the Tusk Trust Prince William Award …..

Clive Stockil is the proud winner of the Tusk Trust Prince William Award for a Lifetime dedication to Conservation! We are in the wilderness of Zimbabwe! please keep visiting this post as we travel through the wild areas of Gonarezhou, … Continue reading

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