Shona Women in Zimbabwe—A Purchased People?
Marriage, Bridewealth, Domestic Violence, and the Christian Traditions on Women
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"The range of issues raised and the depth with which they are discussed are important far beyond Zimbabwe, because the phenomenon of violence against women is one of the truly global phenomena of our time. . . . But in the final analysis what gives this text its heft and resonance is the author's personal experience. He begins with the words 'My father was a heavyweight boxing champion, who always made sure his opponent was knocked down in the first round.' As the first chapter progresses we realize that the 'opponent' who always loses is John Chitakure's mother. . . . Thank you VaChitakure for this incredibly important book, which you have woven from the fabric of your experience and knowledge."
--Sheelagh Stewart, Founder and first CEO, the Musasa Project (the first organization against violence against women in independent Africa), Zimbabwe, 1988-91