Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana: Early African Colonial Resistance in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa — Black Then

In traditional Zimbabwean and South African culture, Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana (c. 1840–1898) is known as a svikiro (spirit medium) and mhondoro (distinction category of royal ancestral spirit or “lion spirit”). The legacy of the Nehanda transcends national boundaries because her lore originates among the pre-colonial Shona-speaking people of ancient Great Zimbabwe — known to include both the Shona-speaking people and Ndebele…

via Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana: Early African Colonial Resistance in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa — Black Then

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