Memoirs Of An Unsung Legend, Nemeso by Munyaradzi MawereMemoirs Of An Unsung Legend, Nemeso by Munyaradzi Mawere

Memoirs Of An Unsung Legend, Nemeso

byMunyaradzi Mawere, Cosmas M. MukombeAs told byChristopher M. Mabeza

Paperback | July 26, 2013

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Nemeso - a four eyed man-lived in southeastern Zimbabwe in the mid-17th century. Stories about him are widely known by the Duma in southeastern Zimbabwe as he left a legacy, a delicious dish - of edible stinkbugs locally named harurwa. These insects, believed to be a gift to Nemeso by the ancestors, thrive in a grove (jiri) where no one has been allowed to meddle since the time of Nemeso, the medium through whom the stinkbugs were gifted to the living by the living-dead. The insects are a source of livelihood for the Duma people and for people beyond, and serve as a drive for forest conservation in the area. The wealthy stories of Nemeso's life have been passed on through oral tradition. This book, generated from an ethnographic reconstitution in southeastern Zimbabwe, documents the stories in a lively and fascinating thirst quenching manner.
Title:Memoirs Of An Unsung Legend, NemesoFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:72 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.17 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.17 inPublished:July 26, 2013Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9956790826

ISBN - 13:9789956790821