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Language: Shona

  • Mar 21, 2012
  • 10:57 AM

Now playing: Bard in 37 languages

Sarju Kaul / The Asian Age
For the first time, it is hosting 37 international companies, including two from India, to present all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 different languages. Theatre companies from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas will present plays in 37 different languages during the six-week drama festival, Globe to Globe, which is part of the World Shakespeare Festival due to run till November.
  • Aug 01, 2011
  • 04:26 PM

Zimbabwe: Book Fair Blitz on Local Languages

Chemist Mafuba /
"A man who happened to have heard me said to the attendant that I had spoken to him in English when I could have done so in the mother tongue. I felt blood rushing to my head and spoke to this other man in six languages - in one breathe - to prove that I know my mother tongue very well.
  • Jul 16, 2011
  • 02:09 PM

Xhosa people in Zimbabwe to stop learning Shona: Xhosa King

Sithandiwe Velaphi / Bulawayo24
The newly crowned South African Xhosa King, Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu is set to deliver xhosa language books to Zimbabwe's Xhosa communities, well known as the amaFengu and based in Mbembeswana area near Bulawayo, Matebeleland.
  • May 16, 2011
  • 09:57 PM

Poet leads Ndau revival crusade

Ropafadzo Mapimhidze / NewsDay
“The nation owes Penyai credit for reminding us that Ndau is not a ‘crazy’ dialect but that it is capable of depicting courtship and romance, celebration and laughter, death and misery. The same goes for those other marginalised ethnic dialects such as Korekore, Venda, Chiduma, Kalanga, Northern Manyika, to name but a few.”