Art and the sacred practitioner among the Zimbabwe Tonga: an analysis of the symbolic interaction

SOURCE: Tonga timeline: appraising sixty years of multidisciplinary research in Zambia and Zimbabwe
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Mukova, J.Chikovore
SOURCE EDITOR(S): L.Cliggett, V.Bond
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, ARTISTS, ARTS AND CULTURE, RELIGION, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8036

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Abstract

This chapter explains the key concepts and background as well as the four key roles among Zimbabwean Tonga religious practitioners. The identify and characterizations of dominant traditional art forms are outlined. An analysis of the symbolic functions of art as they appear within the medical realms of the sacred practitioners are also included in this chapter.