Rich and colorful


rich and colorful



Rich with resources;



educated people,

also hardworking multitaskers


rich and colorful
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe








      Colorful in day-to-day life


Rich and colorful


The people generally appreciate the beauty

In the rural areas, they love to paint their houses in bright colors

They also adorn their kitchen interiors with patterns

If the floor is not cement they clean it up and polish it with cow dung

On the walls of the round huts, they love to make patterns that are colorful

   But don’t be fooled by these humble surroundings,

because them people are aggressive when it comes to education and achievement.

English is the official language and most of the people have attained degrees.

If you go to the capital city of Zimbabwe, which is Harare you see beautiful uprising buildings.

In the residential areas, there are beautiful houses

Off-course, there also the poor but hey they are aggressive in trying to make end meet

        below is a chart showing the Shona language(one of the Zimbabwean  languages) translated into English


Rich colorful in language and culture

Her language is intricate

and elaborate; another-language-culture

Respect is of the utmost importance,

Also family and relatives

hence the African proverb, “Home affairs are not talked about in the public square.”

You rarely hear a native Zimbabwean parading their family affairs to outsiders.

But off-course, there is  family and  personal confidants

Anyone who is as old as your mom, dad, grandmother, grandpa, you address them as such.








Your father’s brother although is your uncle, you address him as a father.

Your mother’s sisters are your aunts but when addressing them, you address them mom

When it comes to one of the family members getting married, the family works as one. Without emphasizing on the family dynamics like the cousin, stepsister or my dad’s brother( uncle) but dad


          The Women in the Rich – colorful country


The women especially; are mandated

to be graceful


well accustomed to the ins & outs 

of the culture.

Because the women are the main child raisers, whether they have formal jobs or not.

In the rural areas, man are the ones that usually go to work

and the women take care of the children, except for a few exceptions where both spouses are working.

The women take care of the household chores, and

it is their duty to train their children especially girls to do the chores.

With a mixture of other cultures, there are some adjustments especially to those that live in the cities.

But still, when you get into the country, the cultural norms are very clear.


It’s rich

and colorful

It’s intricate

It’s complex

That’s what brings joy

& wonder to those that visit

the nation.

About Mavis Chuma

I love Jesus. I love life. I love people. My life is hid in Christ in God. I belong to God & am seated in heavenly places with Jesus Christ. As Jesus is in heaven so am I in the world. So I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. I am a winner.

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