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Downloadable version of Rebirth of the Bukalanga available February 15, 2013

Author Ndzimu Unami Emmanuel Moyo

Ndzimu–Unami Emmanuel (Moyo) has released a new pdf version of his 200-page book The Rebirth of the Kalanga: a Manifesto for the Liberation of a Great People with a Proud History.

New Kalanga writers sought January 4, 2013

THE secretary for Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association, Mr Tshidzana Malaba, says following the sourcing of US$9 million by the government towards the production of books for minority languages, they have started scouting for young writers to write Kalanga books and literature.

Traditional Kalanga huts now a common feature at Mangwe schools December 19, 2012

In a bid to revive Kalanga religion culture and customs, village elders working in collaboration with teachers and District Administrator’s office have set up traditional Kalanga huts at each and every school in Mangwe.

TjiKalanga lecturers sought by J.Nkomo Poly November 20, 2012

TjiKalanga SeSotho Tshi Venda Posts (pdf)

Young Gaborone author publishes educational poetry November 15, 2012

How to keep poetry relevant and useful for a broad audience? What he calls “educational poetry” is the answer of Samuel Moatswi, a young Gaborone author, who recently published Teedza Koga (loosely translated ‘Just Listen’).

Ethnicity vs tribalism: Interview with Dr Enocent Msindo November 11, 2012

Reprinted from The Zimbabwean. Dr Enocent Msindo, you were born in Zimbabwe, got your PhD at Cambridge and are now a Senior Lecturer in African History at Rhodes University, South Africa. What drew you to history in the first place? My interest in History began over two decades ago when Read more…

Dinkwe Nkgoga group releases Kalanga song November 11, 2012

by Pini Bothoko, Reprinted from Mmegi Online FRANCISTOWN: Dinkgwe Nkgoga, a popular traditional group based in Francistown start its national tour from this Friday in Tutume until January 5 next year, group leader, Ontiretse “Nthinthi” Bakaile has announced. In an interview with Mmegi he revealed that they have released a Read more…

ALRI’s Dr. Chabata discusses dictionary projects November 1, 2012

On Friday 26 October, Dr. Emmanuel Chabata joined a group of young Kalanga speakers in Bulawayo to share the experience of the African Languages Research Institute in lexicography projects.  Chabata, director of ALRI at the University of Zimbabwe, described the development of dictionaries in Zimbabwe starting with the work of Read more…

BaKalanga welcome the indigenous languages indaba October 18, 2012

The Kalanga speakers in Bulawayo hailed the inaugural indigenous languages indaba held in the second largest city as a welcome development meant to foster unity among speakers of the marginalised Zimbabwean language. The indaba, first of its kind and organized by the civic society in Matabeleland brought together Kalangas, Tongas, Read more…

Kalangas in Botswana need their language to be taught at schools October 4, 2012

Domboshaba (Botswana) – The 13th annual Domboshaba Festival of Culture and History (Nshangano weBaKalanga) ended in Domboshaba, North-East District of Botswana, amid calls for the minority language to be given its due recognition by being introduced as a subject at schools. Botswana only recognizes SeTswana as that country’s national language, Read more…

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