Staff Profile

/Dr Tyanai Charamba

Dr Tyanai Charamba

Lecturer, African Languages and Culture


Qualifications

  •  DLitt et Phil-Unisa,
  • M.A, B.A sp Hons,
  • B.A General,
  • Grad C.E- UZ).

Research Interests:

Language choice and practice in the context of colonialism, neo-colonialism, nationalism and globalization.

Publications:

1. Tyanai Charamba – 2010 – Rape among the Shona in Zimbabwe – a chapter in book Crimes Against Women – Edited by D.W Pike New York: Nova Science Publishers: pp. 131-142.

2. Tyanai Charamba and Baburah Charamba – 2012 – A critical appreciation of the dual-Sex system in the ‘traditional’ Shona family: In defence of African culture-derived gender perspectives- A chapter in the book Rediscoursing African Womanhood in the Search for Sustainable Renaissance: African Womanism in Multi-disciplinary Approaches. Edited by I. Muwati, Z. Mguni, T. Gwekwerere & R. Magosvongwe. Harare College Press: pp 177-192.

3. Tyanai Charamba – 2013 – Exploring sex and sexuality in Shona idioms and idiomatic phrases: Trajectory of thought or shift in thought? in Sex and Sexuality in Africa and Africa Diaspora: A Social and Ethical Engagement edited by D.O. Laguda. Harare: African Institute for Culture Peace Dialogue & Tolerance Studies: pp. 26-43.

4. Tyanai Charamba and Davie Mutasa – 2014 – Challenging the hegemony of English in African education and literature: The case of Zimbabwe in the South African Journal of African Languages 34(2) of 2014: pp. 213-224

5. Tyanai Charamba – 2014 – Paradigm shifts in the perceptions of death in Shona literary creations in Latin American Report Vol 30 No 1 of 2014: pp. 49-76.
6. Tyanai Charamba – 2014 – Interpreting the indigenous and foreign languages dichotomy in development discourse in the Repositioning the Humanities: Journal of Contemporary Research 1(1) of 2014: pp. 133-156

7. Tyanai Charamba – 2013 – Cases of romance and sex in selected English and Shona war novels in MADIRATIVHANGE: Journal of African Indigenous Languages and Literature 1(1) 2013: pp. 96-124

8. Tyanai Charamba and Davie, E. Mutasa – 2013 – The African concept of a dual-sex system and Freire’s characteristics of dialogue as potential pivots of a globalising world in The Journal of Southern African Folklore Society Vol 23 No 2 of 2013: pp. 276-300

9. Tyanai Charamba – 2013 – The youths and their capacity to partner and co-operate in the creation of wealth in Zimbabwe – A hunhu/ubuntu approach in MADIRATIVHANGE: Journal of African Indigenous Languages and Literature 1(2) 2013:pp 14-35 .

10. Tyanai Charamba – 2013 – Impediments in the use of indigenous African languages at tertiary institutions of learning in The Dyke Journal of the Midlands State University Vol 7 No 3 of 2013: pp 1-18

11. Tyanai Charamba – 2013 – Critical appreciation: Sofola’s concept of dual-sex system in Norbert Mutasa’s novels in The Journal of Pan-African Studies Vol 6 No 4 of 2013: pp. 53-73.

12. William Zivenge and Tyanai Charamba – 2011 – An ethnographic study of names among the Beta clan: Enculturation and the subsequent pseudo-assimilation. In The Zimbabwe International Journal of Languages and Culture of the Midlands State University Vol 2 No 2 of 2011: pp. 68-83.

13. Tyanai Charamba and William Zivenge – 2011 – Is pfambi prostitute and is prostitute pfambi? Is hure whore and whore hure? Is prostitute both pfambi and hure and is hure both pfambi and prostitute? A Review of Gaidzanwa’s understanding of a prostitute in Images of Women in Zimbabwean Literature (1985). In The Zimbabwe International Journal of Languages and Culture of the Midlands State University Vol 2 No 2 of 2011: pp 20-37

14. William Zivenge and Tyanai Charamba – 2011 – The impact of the new Marxist life on folklore: Dehumanization and fragmentation of the genre amongst the Karanga people, in The Zimbabwe International Journal of Languages and Culture of the Midlands State University Vol 2 No 1 of 2011: pp. 7-16

15. Tyanai Charamba and William Zivenge – 2011 – When one has to convey in a language which is not one’s own the spirit that is one’s own; what happens? In The Zimbabwe International Journal of Languages and Culture of the Midlands State University Vol 2 No 1 of 2011: pp. 76-96

16. Tyanai Charamba – 2010 – Revamping cultural studies at the Midlands State University – The case of the Faculty of Arts in The Dyke Journal of the Midlands State University Vol 4 No 1 of 2010: pp. 1-20