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dc.contributor.authorJoshua Chakawaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-21T07:46:05Z-
dc.date.available2023-04-21T07:46:05Z-
dc.date.issued2021-10-25-
dc.identifier.urihttps://cris.library.msu.ac.zw//handle/11408/5540-
dc.description.abstractThis article is a record of mysterious and miraculous events of the liberation war, as expressed by former combatants on either side of the conflict during the Zimbabwe’s liberation war in the 1970s. The research, therefore, widens understanding of African spirituality in times of war. Respondents were drawn from Mashonaland Central and West who were the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) and Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) operatives in the respective areas. The special collaboration between guerrillas and spirit mediums in the early 1970s makes it imperative to find out if the taboos of the liberation struggle had any bearing to events which the fighters encountered during the war. Data was collected through studies of secondary sources and oral interviews. The major question, which the research answers is whether there was any relationship between metaphysics and battles which were fought during the war. In answering that question, the study examines African cosmology and reviews the development of relationships between liberation movements and spirit mediums. Lastly, it explores ways in which the metaphysical world manifested itself, how it regulated the behaviour of combatants/forces involved in the war and the living legacies of such beliefs to date. It is pivotal to note that the article contributes to issues of national healing, reconciliation and integration which the Zimbabwean government and other civil society organisations have been trying to spearhead, unsuccessfully though, since the attainment of independence in 1980. With a view of avoiding being cornered within controversial schools of thought, this research is not based on any theory, but on African worldviews in relation to religion.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMSU Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Dykeen_US
dc.subjectMetaphysicsen_US
dc.subjectSpirit mediumsen_US
dc.subjectGuerrillasen_US
dc.subjectMass mobilisationen_US
dc.subjectWar veteransen_US
dc.subjectCeremoniesen_US
dc.titleIndigenous beliefs and Zimbabwe’s War of Liberation: Inside the Metaphysicsen_US
dc.typeresearch articleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://recon.io/index.php/thedyke/article/view/15/2-
dc.contributor.affiliationDepartment of History, Heritage & International Studies, Zvishavane Campus, Midlands State University, Zimbabween_US
dc.relation.issn1815-9036en_US
dc.description.volume15en_US
dc.description.issue1en_US
dc.description.startpage1en_US
dc.description.endpage15en_US
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