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The Shona Ethic of Ukama with Reference to the Immortality of Values

Munyaradzi Felix Murove


Published: 2007/12/01


This article explains that the ethic of Ukama held by the Shona people of Zimbabwe implies an ethical concern for the well-being of future generations because of the primacy it gives to kinship/relatedness and the immortality of values. This article expresses the concern that a genuine existence is one that is based on solidarity with others in human society at present, the past and the future.

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