Sibakhonzile Ogogo (We revere our Grandmothers)

“God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there is no turning back.” – Gloria Steinem It has been a long time since I shared anything on this platform. Although one has been busy with lots of other engagements, we have not neglected toContinue reading “Sibakhonzile Ogogo (We revere our Grandmothers)”

What is essential

Progressive integral Afrikology is a process wherein all that is useful and pragmatic about Afrikan culture is preserved and applied to everything we do. There are various progressive institutions within the Southern Afrikan region in particular, including: the Institute of Afrikology, Ebukhosini Solutions, Academy for Contextual Metaphysics, Great Empire of Kemet, Afro-Savvy, Mutapa and AbibitumiContinue reading “What is essential”

Livelihoods analysis and agrarian political economy: a new podcast

Originally posted on zimbabweland:
At the end of last year, I had a great week at PLAAS (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies) at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town discussing with a great cohort of post-grad students working on agrarian change issues in the region. The question of how ‘livelihoods…

Iva Likhishwa Ngelinye Iva

The Nguni language proverb that, it takes another thorn to remove a thorn, is as simple as it sounds. As in most sayings or culturally based maxims, there can always be multiple meanings attached to it according to the context. In the context of power relations between the elevated rulers, kings and queens and theirContinue reading “Iva Likhishwa Ngelinye Iva”

Natural Progression vs Diverse Scientific Opinions

Originally posted on Ikhambi Natural Healing :
Greetings Healers and Earth Lovers. I have been planning to write these short essays dealing with the old debates between the various schools of scientific, holistic, traditionalist/Indigenous knowledge systems/Afrikology as well as the new and old theories developed within the contexts of the Global South. This series of mini-essays…

Continuing dialogue on ‘India and the World’ lecture by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar: Letter to IIM Calcutta

Delivering a lecture at the IIM Calcutta on 2nd of November, 2022, S. Jaishankar, India’s Union Minister for External Affairs, said that there is a larger change today underway in international affairs that is very important to comprehend. “This emanates from the weaponization of everything. In recent years, we have already seen how trade, connectivity,Continue reading “Continuing dialogue on ‘India and the World’ lecture by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar: Letter to IIM Calcutta”

The politics of religion in Zimbabwe: land, agriculture and citizenship

Originally posted on zimbabweland:
Religion and politics have always had a close relationship. The early European missionaries provided a platform for the establishment of the colonial state and a modernising vision, while today the Pentecostal denominations along with the prophets from indigenous African churches are influential both in national politics and in local land politics.…

Religion, agriculture and market dynamics in Zimbabwe

Originally posted on zimbabweland:
The last blog offered a brief overview of different churches across our study sites. This second blog in this series focuses on their role in agriculture and markets, and more broadly rural livelihoods. Given their different histories, forms of organisation, finance and religious beliefs different churches’ influence is quite varied. ?…



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