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/Mr Anias Mutekwa
Mr Anias Mutekwa

Position: Lecturer


  • MA in English (University of Zimbabwe-2002),
  • BA Honours in English (University of Zimbabwe- 1999),
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Midlands State University-2014),
  • Certificate in Education: Secondary (Gweru Teachers College- Associate College of the University of Zimbabwe- 1991).

Research Interests

  • Literature and gender,
  • Eco-criticism,
  • Literature and post-colonialism,
  • Zimbabwean and African literature.


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.
    (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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