The past in them: celebrating BaTonga artefacts and visual cultural communication in Zimbabwe

Saidi, Umali (2013) The past in them: celebrating BaTonga artefacts and visual cultural communication in Zimbabwe.

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Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11408/829

Abstract

Much has been written on BaTonga’s dislocation from the Zambezi Valley to pave way for the construction of the hydroelectric project and the aftermath effects on the BaTonga. BaTonga are characterised in these discourses as having lost their livelihoods and subsequently their culture. This article celebrates and advances that BaTonga took their culture with them especially as embodied in their cultural material objects such as the ncelwa. Using artefactual semiotics the article advances the argument that a view of BaTonga from a visual cultural communication perspective allows us to appreciate how BaTonga managed to carry with them key cultural values which have made them assume the cultural identity they have today.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual communication, ncelwa, artefactual semiotics,,Cultural communication, identity.
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > Midlands State University
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 23:31
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 23:31
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/3293

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