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Village in the city – Retired teacher seeks to preserve Zimbabwe’s cultural heritage (VIDEO)

Children entering a hut in a suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital gaze in wonder at objects foreign to them. Ancient farm tools, pottery, even the grass roof and reed mats on which they are asked to sit. A bespectacled elderly woman claps her hands to get their attention and tells them gripping tales with words and songs about animals, folklore and supernatural beings. Hatifari Munongi, a poet, storyteller and retired schoolteacher, has built a replica traditional homestead at her property in the suburb of Marlborough in Harare

Hatifari Munongi, a poet, storyteller and retired schoolteacher, has built a replica traditional homestead at her property in the suburb of Marlborough in Harare