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Oral history interview with Matilda Chibanda
Oral history interview with Matilda Chibanda
24 Jan 2019
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00:15 Confirms her name and surname (birth and married), place of birth.00:59 Family set up: Matilda youngest of four children.01:20 Grandfather’s leadership position: Village headman.01:42 Childhood games played.02:35 Migration to Native Purchase Area at the age of 5, as father bought a farm. 03:04 Recalls working on the farm before school and having to complete housework in the evenings. 04:20 Attended boarding school and progressed to Nursing training at Morgenster in Masvingo which led to working at Kariba hospital.05:05 Was married in 1957 after meeting her husband while working in Kariba. In the same year the couple migrated to Zambia.05:44 Once Zimbabwe obtained independence in 1982 the couple returned with their four children. 07:10 All four children marry in Zimbabwe, with one daughter moving to the UK.07:29 Migration to UK happened in 2005 at the invitation of daughter already settled in the UK.08:00 From 2009 able to continue working as a nurse in the UK.08:43 Zimbabwe traditions: Life lessons from playing Mahumbwe game and Ngano/Stories taught about foolish and wise people.09:38 Matilda discusses her Totem: Moyo (heart).10:55 Hopes and fears: Afraid that Zimbabwean children living outside Zimbabwe lose their tradition.13:12 End of recording
Title:
Oral history interview with Matilda Chibanda
Date of work:
24 Jan 2019
Reference number:
GB3228.86/2/8/1
Use restrictions:
Restricted
Language:
English
Record number:
8935910
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