Old Testament Apocalypticism
A Reflection on Zimbabwe's Chimurenga Music and Poetry (1966-1980)
This study endeavors to bring to the fore a comparative analysis between Jewish apocalypticism and Zimbabwean Chimurenga music and poetry from 1966-1980.
This comparison was attempted through the study of the historical contexts of both movements, in terms of the religious, political, economic and social situation.
The comparative analysis centers on three broad aspects, which are the origins, traits and roles played by both movements.
These aspects, among others, have been chosen because of their centrality in defining any movement hence they offer fair comparative points.
It is the submission of the writer that the religio-historical backgrounds of these two movements are synonymous.
This therefore necessitates the topic: Old Testament Apocalypticism: A Reflection on Zimbabwe's Chimurenga Music and Poetry (1966-1980).
Mtetwa Archieford Kurauone ia a Zimbabwean citzen.At present he is a Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe.He holds MA in Religious Studies (2007) BA Honours in Religious Studies (2005)both from the University of Zimbabwe.He teaches Old Testament Studies and Classical Hebrew.He is interested in the (in)justice of the Bible to contemporary Zimbabwe