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/Dr Anias Mutekwa
Dr Anias Mutekwa

Position: Senior Lecturer

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ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5250-0830 



  • PhD in English (North-West University-2020, South Africa) 
  • MA in English (University of Zimbabwe-2002, Zimbabwe),
  • BA Honours in English (University of Zimbabwe- 1999, Zimbabwe),
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Midlands State University-2014, Zimbabwe),
  • Certificate in Education: Secondary (University of Zimbabwe-1991, Zimbabwe).

Research Interests

  • Literature and gender,
  • Eco-criticism,
  • Colonialism and coloniality in literature

Current Research

  • Gender in Zimbabwean and African literature
  • Ecocritical perspectives in literature 


(a) Journal Articles

  • Mutekwa, A. (2009). ‘Gendered Beings, Gendered Discourses: the Gendering of Race, Colonialism, and Anti-Colonial Nationalism in three Zimbabwean Novels.’ Social Identities 15 (5): pp.725-740.
  •  Mutekwa, A. (2009). ‘ Of “Saints” and “Devils”: Mapping a Quasi-Anarchist Organisation in Mario Vargas Llosa’s The War of the End of the World, and an Anarchist one in Dambudzo Marechera’s Black Sunlight.’ UNISA Latin American Report 1 (2); pp.168-181.
  •  Mutekwa, A. (2010). ‘The Avenging Spirit: Mapping an Ambivalent Spirituality in Zimbabwean Literature in English.’ African Studies 69(1): pp. 161-176.
  •  Musanga, T. & Mutekwa, A. (2011). ‘Destabilizing and Subverting Patriarchal and Eurocentric Notions of Time: An Analysis of Chenjerai Hove’s Bones and Ancestors.’ Journal of Black Studies 42(8): pp.1299-1319
  •  Mutekwa, A. (2012). ‘The Recovery of Narratives and Subjectivities of Brutalised and Traumatized Women in Neshani Andreas’s The Purple Violet of Oshaantu and Chimamanda N. Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus.’ Imbizo 3(1): pp. 54-68.
  • Mutekwa A. (2012). ‘Gendered Globalisation Discourses: Implications for the African Renaissance’. International Journal of African Renaissance Studies 7(1): pp.5-21.
  •  Mutekwa, A. & Musanga, T. (2013). ‘Subalternizing and Reclaiming Ecocentric environmental Discourses in Zimbabwean Literature: (Re)reading Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing and Chenjerai Hove’s Ancestors.’ Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20(2): pp. 239-257.
  •  Ngoshi, H.T. & Mutekwa A. (2013). ‘The Female Body and Voice in Audiovisual Propaganda Jingles: the Mbare Chimurenga Choir Women in Zimbabwe’s Contested Political Terrain.’ Critical Arts 27(2): pp 235-248.
  •  Musanga, T. & Mutekwa, A. (2013). ‘Supra-masculinities and Supra-femininities in Solomon Mutsvairo’s Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe (1983) and Yvonne Vera’s Nehanda (1993).’ African Identities 11(1): pp. 79-92.
  • Mutekwa, A. (2013). ‘From “Boys” to “Men”? African and Black Masculinities, Triangular Desire, Race, and subalternity in Charles Mungoshi’s Short Stories.’ Social Dynamics 39(2): pp. 353-367.
  • Mutekwa, A. (2013). ‘“In This Wound of Life …”’: Dystopias and Dystopian Tropes in Chenjerai Hove’s Red Hills of Home.’ Journal of Literary Studies 29(4): pp. 98-115.
  • Mutekwa, A. (2013). ‘The Challenges of Using the Communicative Approach in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) in Zimbabwe: Implications for ESL Teacher Education.’ Africa Education Review 10(3), pp.542-556.
  • Mutekwa A. (2017).  ‘Through a Charged Field:Authoritative Discourses and Dialogism in Solomon Mutsvairo’s Chaminuka: Prophet of Zimbabwe (1983).’ Research in African Literatures 58(4), pp. 193-208.
  • Mutekwa A. (2019). ‘The Journey Motif, Childhood, Race and Nation in Sandra Braude’s Mpho’ s Search (1994).’ African Identities 17(1), pp. 51-63

(b) Book Chapters

  • Mutekwa A. (2013). ‘Blowing People’s Minds’: Anarchist Thought in Dambudzo Marechera’s Mindblast. In Reading Marechera, Ed. Grant Hamilton. London: James Curray, pp. 25-37. 

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