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Women and Ecology in Shona Religion
Word and World Journal, St Paul, MN: Luther Seminary (1999)
  • Isabel Mukonyora
Abstract
This paper examines the connection between roles fulfilled by women as mothers and crop producers in Shona families, their familiarity with the environment of their work and the naming of Mwari (God), The Great Grandmother Earth worshipped by the Great Pool (Dzivaguru). It is argued that there is more to learn about ecology from female informants on Shona culture than the offical male leaders of the society.
Keywords
  • ecology,
  • women,
  • Shona
Publication Date
Summer 1999
Citation Information
Isabel Mukonyora. "Women and Ecology in Shona Religion" Word and World Journal, St Paul, MN: Luther Seminary Vol. 19 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/isabel_mukonyora/8/