Professor Nhamo Anthony Mhiripiri

Chairperson And Associate Professor

Qualifications:

  • 2010 Post-Doc in Cultural and Media Studies (University of KwaZulu-Natal)(UKZN)
  • 2009 D. Phil in Cultural and Media Studies (University of KwaZulu-Natal).
  • 1999 MA in Media and Communication Studies University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
  • 1993 Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Communication studies (UZ)
  • 1991 B.A General Degree (UZ)

Research Interests:

Media Law and Ethics, Political Economy of the Media, Critical Media Theory, Film, Visual Anthropology, Cultural Studies

Publications:

  • Mhiripiri, N.A, (2015) “Narratives of the Zimbabwe Crisis, National Sovereignty and Human and Media Rights Violations”, in Said Adejumobi (ed), National Democratic Reforms in Africa: Changes and Challenges, New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A, Banga, P, Muleya, D, Mhlanga, C, (2015) “Information Platforms and Contents of Media Products”, in Nyarota, G. and 24 Other Panelists, IMPI Report: Information and Media Panel of Inquiry – To Promote and Elevate the Standards of Media Practice in Zimbabwe, Harare: Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services.
  • Chari T. & Mhiripiri, N.A. (2014) (eds), African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2014) “Reflecting on the Conference”, Critical Arts: a journal of south-north cultural and media studies. 28(4): 743-744.
  • Mhiripiri, J.T., & Mhiripiri, N.A., (2014) “Imploding or perpetuating African myths through reporting South Africa 2010 World Cup Stories on Economic Opportunity”, In Chari T. & Mhiripiri, N.A. (eds), African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A. & Chari, T., (2014) “Introduction: Towards an Epistemology of African Football: The symbolic significance of 2010 FIFA World Cup.”, In Chari T. & Mhiripiri, N.A. (eds), African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2014) “Reporting homophobia in the Zimbabwean Media”, in IFJ Africa Office (ed), Reporting homophobia in the Zimbabwean and Nigerian media, Dakar: International Federation of Journalists.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A. (2013) “Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Systems in the Zimbabwean Media Industry and the Debate On Self-regulation”, Journal of African Media Studies 5(3): 313-336.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A. (2013) “(Auto)Biographical and cinematographic exposition of Dambudzo Marechera on documentary film and video”, Journal of African Cinema 5(1): 99-121.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A & Mutsvairo, B (2013) “Social Media, New ICTs and the Challenges Facing the Zimbabwe Democratic Process”, in New Media Influence on Social and Political Change in Africa, co-edited by Anthony A. Olorunnisola and Aziz Douai, Hershey PA: IGI Global, pp402-22.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2013) “The emergence of community radio in Zimbabwe: Challenges and prospects”, in C. Manyeruke and G. Phiri (eds), Complexities of Transformation in Zimbabwe, OSSREA Zimbabwe Chapter.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2013) “Zimbabwe Report on Community Radio and Family Farming”, AMARC (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters), http://www2.amarc.org/sites/default/files/Zimbabwe_Nhamo_Mhiripiri.pdf
  • Mhiripiri, N.A. (2012) “Dancing through the Crisis: Survival Dynamics of the Zimbabwe Music Industry”, In V.Y Mudimbe (ed), Contemporary African Cultural Productions. Dakar: CODESRIA Series: pp1-28. http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article1729&lang=en
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2012) “A performative encounter with ≠Khomani ethnographic artist Silikat van Wyk in the Kalahari”, Critical Arts: a journal of south-north cultural and media studies. 26(2): 375-400.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2012) “A Grumpy Scholar’s Reading of the Work Grace Wrote for Fun”, Woman (July-August Issue): 17-18.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2012) “Imaging/Imagining the female in Nyamfukudza’s If God Was A Woman and Madanhire’s If the Wind Blew”, Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, 3(2): 47-58.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A. (2011) “Zimbabwe community radio ‘initiatives’: promoting alternative media in a restrictive legislative environment”, Radio Journal: International Studies in broadcasting and Audio Media, 9(2,1): 107-126.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2010) “Thematic concerns in the emergent Zimbabwean short film genre”, Journal of African Cinemas, 2(2): 91-109.
  • “Blood diamonds and state repression: From “The Rose of Rhodesia” to Zimbabwe’s Chiadzwa diamond fields. Screening the past, — (2009) Vol. 25, http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/25/rose-of-rhodesia/mhiripiri.html.
  • “Welcome singing sungura queens”: Cultural Studies and the promotion of female musicians in a Zimbabwean male-dominated music genre”, Muziki; Journal of music research in Africa (formerly Ars Nova),  (2011) 8(1): 103-119.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A. (2010) The production of stardom and the survival dynamics of the Zimbabwean music industry in the post-2000 crisis period, Journal of African Media Studies, 2(2): 209-223.
  • Mhiripiri, N.A (2010) “From May shame to 2030 or there about: a tale of xenophobia, Zimbabwe and fictive identities, Critical Arts: a journal of south-north cultural and media studies. 24(2): 284-297.
  • Mhiripiri, N. & Tomaselli, K, (2010) “Language ambiguities, cultural tourism and the ≠Khomani”, in K. Luger & K. Wohler (eds) Kulturelless erbe und tourismus: Rituale, traditionen, inszenierungen. Innsbruck: StudeinVerlag.
  • Mhiripiri, N. (2009) “Legitimising the Status Quo through the writing of Biography: Ngwabi Bhebe’s Simon Vengayi Muzenda and the Struggle for and Liberation of Zimbabwe”. Journal of Literary Studies. 25(2): 83-99
  •  (2009) “Zulu identities and contemporary Zulunesses”, Critical Arts: a journal of south-north cultural and media studies. 29(2).
  • (2008) “Zimbabwe Government’s Responses to Criticism of Operation Murambatswina/Operation Restore Order” in Maurice Vambe (ed), The hidden dimensions of Operation Murambatsvina. Harare; Weaver Press.
  •  (1999). “Danger! Stay Away From Meaningless Poetry!” in Anthony Chennells and Flora Veit-Wild (eds), Emerging Perspectives on Dambudzo Marechera. Trenton: Africa World Press.
  • (2002). “Africans on Stage”, Visual Anthropology 15(3&4).
  •  (2003). “Reflexivity and the Challenges of Ethnographic Film”, Visual Anthropology 16(1).
  • Mhiripiri, N & Tomaselli, K. (2004). “Identity and Cultural Villages”, in K. Luger, C. Baumgarten,  & K-H. Wolher (eds) Ferntourismus wohin? New Horisons for Global Tourism. Innsbruck: StudienVerlag.
  • Mhiripiri, J & Mhiripiri, N. (2006). “Zimbabwe’s popular music industry and the Copyright Legislation”, Muziki; Journal of music research in Africa (formerly Ars Nova) , Vol. 3. No. 1.
  • Mhiripiri, N & J. Tsitsi Mutiti (2009) “Coupling in Words”. In T. Mushakavanhu and D. Nettleingham (eds.), State of the Nation: Contemporary Zimbabwean poetry, The Conversation PaperPress.

Published Work of Fiction

  • Seven of my short stories, including the title story, are published by College Press in No More Plastic Balls: new voices in the Zimbabwean short (2000) edited by R. Muponde and C. Chihota. The anthology won First Prize in the English fiction category at the 2001 Zimbabwe International Book Fair’s Annual Book Publishers’ Award. In 2004 it was selected one of Zimbabwe’s 75 Best Books of the 21st Century. No More Plastic Balls is a Zimsec Advanced Level Literature set-book for 2015-2018.
  • Mhiripiri, N. (2008) “When night was arrested”. In Helon Habila and Kadija George (eds), Dreams, Miracles and Jazz: New Adventures in African Writing. London: Picador Africa.
  • Three of my short stories are in another anthology by College Press – A Roof to Repair (2000) which won Second Prize in the English fiction category at the 2001 Zimbabwe International Book Fair’s Annual Book Publishers’ Award.
  • Two short stories are in an anthology edited by Jairos Kangira (2005) published by Mambo Press. The anthology takes its name from my short story; Creatures Great and Small.
  • Seven of my poems are published in the anthology Ghetto Diary and other Poems Edited by Munyaradzi Mbire (2011), Harare: Zimbabwe Publishing House. Ghetto Diary is a Zimsec Advanced Level Literature set-book for 2015-2018.
  • Mhiripiri, N. (2012) “Letter to Departed Buddy”, Moving Spirit: the legacy of Dambudzo Marechera in the 21st century, Edited by Julie Cairnie and Dobrota Pucherova, Berlin: Lit Verlag.
  • Three of my poems are published in the anthology State of the Nation: Contemporary Zimbabwean poetry, T. Mushakavanhu and D. Nettleingham (eds.), , The Conversation PaperPress.
  • Mhiripiri, N. (1992) “Letter to departed buddy” (extract), in Flora Veit-Wild (ed.) Dambudzo Marechera: A source book on his life and works. Harare: UZP.

Community Service

  • Panelist in the Zimbabwe Government’s (Ministry of Information, Media & Broadcasting Services Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI 2013-2015)
  • Chairperson for the Information and Media Panel of Inquiry (IMPI) Thematic Committee on Information Platforms and Content of Media Products With IMPI Chairman and Vice Chairperson Geoffrey Nyarota and Thembe Khumalo respectively, appointed by the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services to select the report analysts and drafting team for the IMPI Report