205_Mujaji_of_Lovedu_I

205_Mujaji_of_Lovedu_I - The Royal"She of Lovedu Gabrielle...

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The Royal “She” of Lovedu Gabrielle Boley Deidre Diaz Susannie Watt Nakia  M. Gray 
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Bantu speaking people of a Northern province, S. Af. Agriculture is the major economic activity Produce is consumed rather than marketed Cattle is a form of currency; beer is also used for  compensation
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The Rain Queen Lovedu kinship,  politics, economy and  religion are united in the  Rain Queen Lineage can be traced  back to Karanga  (Shona) immigrants  from what is now  southern Zimbabwe She provides the rain This is not a story of just  any Queen but the story  of a King Who is a Queen
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A women  positioned in a  “man’s” shoes  The Lovedu  people refer to  her in masculine  forms of words  and descriptions Queen wore the  garment of men
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Many variations of  the myth.  “Each queen, when  she judges herself  no longer fit to  rule, takes poison  and dies.” (129) Reigning Queens  considered  immortal – Each reign rolls  into the next.
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It is said the 
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course AS&RC 205 taught by Professor Bekerie, a during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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