Rich with resources;
also hardworking multitaskers
Colorful in day-to-day life
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.
That’s what brings joy
& wonder to those that visit