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African Blitzkrieg in Zimbabwe


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Scientifically, lightning (mheni) is the most spectacular element of a thunderstorm. In western classical mythology, lightning was a feared thunderbolt that had supernatural origins. Modern scientific views on lightning consider it as a discharge of electricity. The study examines the socio-cultural and religious beliefs of the Shona people in Zimbabwe on the phenomenon of lightning. It asserts that some Shona people claim to have the indigenous knowledge and power to manipulate nature to strike intended individuals or objects. Consequently, some fears, deaths, injuries and damages to property, flora and fauna have been registered due to lightning. The African perspectives on the nature and origins of lightning are mystical and mysterious. The supersonic speed and damage associated with lightning justify the caption ?African blitzkrieg?. This ?blitzkrieg? is man-made in both cases contrary to the scientific explanation. The study explores these contrasting perspectives on lightning and probes the claims of lightning-making. In addition, it evaluates such beliefs within the framework of moral and social problems as they impact on contemporary society.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC97196
AuthorFortune Sibanda
Number of Pages72
Publishing Year2011-09-07T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeReligion: general
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-08-18 00:00:00
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