WinterABC2021 Day 19- My roots, my identity

Hello, my readers and welcome to Day 5 of the Culture and Fashion Week. I enjoyed reading about different cultural practices and if you would like to join in the fun you can follow the following hashtag #WinterABC2021 My name is Takudzwanashe and my name means we have been honoured or exalted by God inContinue reading “WinterABC2021 Day 19- My roots, my identity”

WinterABC2021 Day 18-The Journey to motherhood

When I was in high school I believed that the masungiro practice was about tying a pregnant woman and a goat on the same tree. I was angry because I believed that my Shona culture ill-treated an expectant mother. When I visited my grandmother during the holidays and l was researching about one cultural practiceContinue reading “WinterABC2021 Day 18-The Journey to motherhood”

WinterABC 2021 Day 16- The Roora Squad

Today’s post is a continuation of yesterday’s post. The lobola or roora negotiations nowadays are incomplete without the ‘roora squad.’ The roora squad is made up of friends or siblings of the bride and they are there to offer moral support and celebrate with the bride. I am at that age where a  former classmate,Continue reading “WinterABC 2021 Day 16- The Roora Squad”

WinterABC 2021 Day 15-The roora or lobola day (1)

Welcome to the Culture and Fashion Week The lobola negotiations bring two families together (the bride’s and the groom’s) and it is also a day of celebration. In some cases the mediator from the groom’s family is given a list of the proposed bride price and the gifts that they should buy for the parentsContinue reading “WinterABC 2021 Day 15-The roora or lobola day (1)”

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