Category Archives: Shangaana people

Sandforest in the wet season; Millipedes and butterflies at Mahenye

A wet season wonderland awaits in the sandforest of Mahenye…life in the raw, strange and wonderful, beautiful and fierce…from the gorgeous wild hibiscus  in the sand forest near Chilo, admired by Rich Thornycroft…. to the frantic millipede desperately trying to escape … Continue reading

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Baobab skins get a coat of chain mail; Elephants get something else to eat…..

I am always tickled by the look-alike skins of baobabs and elephants…from baobab trunk… to elephant trunk… and the wrinkled limbs such as this foreleg… and this tiny little leg disappearing into the baobab trunk below…has that baby really just … Continue reading

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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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Of Giant Snails and Tradition; Fire and Totems….

Of Giant Snails and Tradition; Fire and Totems…. In the Southeast lowveld of Zimbabwe, on the Save River, The Chauke Clan totem is the African Giant Snail…. here is my art installation of giant land snail shells and fire-fired clay … Continue reading

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