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Professor Vitalis Nyawaranda

Ph.D. English as a Second Language-ESL (McGill);  

M.A. ESL (UZ); B.A. Special Hons, Shona (UZ); B.A. Special Hons, English (UZ); B.A. General, Eng and Shona (UZ); Certificate in Education, Gweru Teachers’ College.

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Senior Lecturer and Pro Vice Chancellor

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Professor Rosemary Moyana

D.Phil. (UZ); M.A. (UZ); M.A. (West Chester, USA);Teaching Certificate (Lincoln, USA); B.A. (Lincoln, USA).

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Senior Lecturer

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Dr Ruth B Gora

DPhil (UNISA); M.Ed. (UZ); B.Ed. (UZ); Certificate in Education (Hillside Teachers’ College, UZ); Online Teaching/Learning (University of Deusto, Spain).

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Senior Lecturer/ Chairperson

Professor Francis Machingura

Ph. D. in Intercultural Biblical studies (University of   Bayreuth, Germany); M.A in Religious Studies (UZ);

B.A (Hons) in Religious Studies (UZ); Grad.DE (UZ); Diploma in Project Planning and Management (CCOSA);

Diploma in Pastoral Studies (Domboshawa Theological College).

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Senior Lecturer

Dr. Barbra C. Manyarara

D. Litt. ET Phil (UNISA); M.Ed. English (UZ); B.Ed. English (UZ); C.E. Secondary (Gweru Teachers’ College).

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Liveson Tatira

D. Phil (UZ); M.A. African Languages & Literature (UZ); B.A (Hons) Shona (UZ); Grad. C.E.(UZ).

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Lecturer

Mr Manasa M. Madondo 

M.Ed. Curriculum Studies (UZ); M.Sc. Social Ecology (UZ); B.A. (UZ); Dip.Ed. Curriculum Studies (UZ); Grad. C.E. (UZ);

Certificate in Environmental Education (Rhodes University).

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Lecturer

Hardy Chitate (Mr)

M.Ed. Curriculum Theory (UZ); B.Ed. History (UZ); Certificate in Education, Secondary (Belvedere Teachers’ College).

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Lecturer

Tonderayi Moyo (Mr)

M.A. History (UZ); B.A (Hons) Economic History (UZ); Diploma in Education (Gweru Teachers’ College).

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Lecturer

 Morrin Phiri (Ms)

M.Ed. Ndebele (UZ); B.Ed. Ndebele (UZ); Certificate in Education, Secondary (Hillside Teachers’ College).

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Godfrey Museka 

DPhil, Religious Studies

M.A. Religious Studies

B.A (Hons) Religious Studies

Grad. D.E. (UZ).

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Lecturer

Nicholas Sithole (Mr)

M.Ed (UZ); B.Ed (UZ); C E (Hillside Teachers’ College).

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Office & Information Manager

Caroline Muchena (Ms)

BSc. Political Science (UZ)

Diploma in Office Management

Diploma in Social Work

Secretary

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Florence Chirima (Mrs)

Executive Development Programme

Certificate in Business Management

Certificate in Secretarial Studies

Dr Godfrey Museka

Senior Lecturer

 

Dr Godfrey Museka

DPhil, Religious Studies

M.A. Religious Studies

B.A (Hons) Religious Studies

Grad. D.E. (UZ).

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Research Interests: Gender and Religion Conflict and Children Issues

Current Research: Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the teaching of Religious Education

Publications

1.The Religious Dimension to Intercultural, Values and Citizenship Education: A Call for Methodological Re-consideration in Zimbabwe’s Religious Education Curriculum, Zimbabwe Journal of Education Research, Vol 24 Number 1, March 2012.

2.Exorcising the Colonial Jinx: Towards Reconciling Diversity and Pedagogy in Zimbabwe’s Religious Education Curriculum, Journal of Pan African Studies, Vol.5, no.1, March. 2012.

3.Ritual or Mere Sexual Aberration: A Comparative Analysis of Incest as Taboo in Zimbabwe and Caribbean Literary Works, Barbara, UNISA Latin American Report-UNISA Centre for Latin American Studies, Vol 1,no2 2009.

4.The Quest for a Relevant Environmental Pedagogy in the African Context: Insights from Unhu/Ubuntu Philosophy, Journal of Ecology and Natural Environment, Vol 4(10), July. 2012.

5.Medical Pluralism and the Quest for Therapy: The Dilemma of HIV and AIDS Patients in Zimbabwe’s Rural Gandanzara Area, Rose and Croix Journal. Volume 9. (2012).

6.The Prophylactics Debate: Is Unhu/Ubuntu an Alternative for Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research. Volume 25Number 1. March (2013).

7.The School and the Second Sex: A Feminist Response to Verbal and Non- Verbal Sexual Abuse of Girls by Boys in Zimbabwe’s Secondary Schools. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies. (2013).

8.Incestuous Child Sexual Abuse and Its Implications on the Educational Achievements of the Girl Child. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research. (2010).

9.Patriarchy, Male Dominance and Gender-Based Violence: The Politics of Exclusion in Zimbabwe’s Roman Catholic Church, A Book Chapter in Churches and Gender-Based Violence: Theological Responses, University of KwaZulu-Natal. (In Press).

10.“There is no Room for Religion in Soccer”: Marginalisation of the Culturally Different, UNISA Latin American Report: UNISA Centre for Latin American Studies. (In Press).

Dr Liveson Tatira

 Senior Lecturer

D. Phil (UZ); M.A. African Languages & Literature (UZ); B.A (Hons) Shona (UZ); Grad. C.E.(UZ); PhD (Atlantic International University).

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Research Interests: Onomastics, FolkloreShona Literature

Publications

1. “The role of Zviera in Socialisation” in Chiome E.M et al (2000). Indigenous Knowledgeand Technology in African and Diasporan Communities. Mond Press, Harare.

2.“Proverbs in Zimbabwean Advertisements” in Journal of Folklore Research Volume 38, no 3 Sept-Dec 2000, Indiana University, USA.

3.A Comprehension Passage in Kodzero Book 4

4.“Beyond the Dog’s Name: A Silent Dialogue Among the Shona People” in Journal ofFolklore Research (41,1) Indiana University, USA.

5.“Shona Folktales: Towards a Developmental Interpretation” in Southern African Journalfor Folklore Studies, Volume 15 (1) 2005, South Africa.

6.“Ukama, Zvitendero neTsika dzaVaShona” a Chapter in Magwa and Makadho (2007)(eds) Uvaranomwe hwaVaShona, Gweru, Mambo Press.

7.“Kupfuma Kwayo Shona” a poem in Jakwara reNhetembo, Gweru, Mambo Press, 2008

8.“ An Experimental Study into the use of Computers for Teaching of English Composition Writing in English at Prince Edward School in Harare” in Zimbabwe of Journal ofEducational ResearchVolume 21 Number 1, 2009

9.‘The global political agreement (GPA) and the persistent political conflict arising there from : Is this another manifestation of the council of Jerusalem? In The Journal ofAfrican Studies and Development Vol. 3(10), pp 187-191, November, 2011.

10.Published 8 Shona poems in Mutakunanzva weNhetembo, Gweru, with Booklove Publishers, 2011

11.“Employing Group Method As a Way of Teaching: A Continuation of What Obtains in Society” in International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, vol2, Issue 1, 2013, ISSN: 276-6348.  

12.“Shona Belief System: Finding Relevancy for a New Generation” in the Journal of Pan African Studies, volume6.no.8, March, 2014, pp 106-118.

13.“Beyond The Shona Names: Perspectives and Insights” In Africana, vol.7 No.1, June/July 2014.

14.“Traditional Games of Shona Children” In The Journal of Pan African Studies,vol.7, no4, October 2014.

15. “Shona Belief System: Finding Relevancy for a New Generation” in the Journal of Pan African Studies, volume6.no.8, March, 2014, pp 106-118.

16.Tatira, L. (ed) (2014). Becoming an Effective Teacher. Harare: Benaby Publishers.

Published Books

1.Zviera ZvaVaShona. Mambo Press, Gweru, 2000. *NB The book title means Shona taboos.

2.The Shona Culture      Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2010.

 Book chapters and articles accepted for publication

1.“Teaching Shona Composition” in Ndawi, Nyawaranda and Tatira (2011) (eds) Teaching Humanities at Secondary School, University of Zimbabwe Publications

2.“The Teachers’ Records” in Tatira (ed) Becoming an Effective Teacher, Harare, Benaby Publishers.

3.“The role of zviera taboos in fostering Unhu” in Mapara and Mudzanire (2013) (ed) The Ubuntu Philosophy, Masvingo, Bhuku Publishers.

4.“Denoting HIV/AIDS: The Language of Stigma in Shona Language” in Journal ofSociological ResearchUSA, Macrothink Institute.

Dr Ruth Gora

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Ruth B Gora

DPhil (UNISA); M.Ed. (UZ); B.Ed. (UZ); Certificate in Education (Hillside Teachers’ College, UZ); Online Teaching/Learning (University of Deusto, Spain).

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Research Interests: Language Education (Pedagogy, Curriculum Issues); Sociolinguistics (Language & Gender, Language Planning & Policy); Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Gora, R. B. & Muchenje, F. (2018). The Relevance of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the School Curriculum: Issues and Perspectives from the South. (In print, UZ).
  2. Muchenje, F. &Gora, R. B. (2018). A Synthesis of Approaches to Multicultural Education: Implications for Practice in Zimbabwean Primary Schools. (In print, UZ).
  3. Muchenje, F. & Gora, R. B. (2018). Gender role socialisation and GBV: Is our education system helping? In SIPD Institute (Eds.) Gender-based Violence in Zimbabwe: Critical questions and the way out. Harare: Southern Institute of Peace-building and Development, pp 58 - 76.
  4. Kasonde, A. & Gora, R. (2018). Le bilinguisme institutionnel des universités africaines et l’impératif panafricaniste à l’ère de la mondialisation: critique de la micro-pédagogie. [English translation:        Institutional Bilingualism in African Universities and the Imperative of Pan Africanism during the Era of Globalization: A critique of micro-pedagogy (Accepted by University of Cameroon … in print)].
  5. Makuvaza, N. & Gora, R. B.(2018). OPHs as a legacy of colonialism in postcolonial Zimbabwe: Perspectives from Hunhu/Ubuntu Cultural Perspectives. (Book Chapter accepted by Department of Religious Studies, Classics & Philosophy Book Project, UZ ….. in print).
  6. Gora, R. B. (2017). (Re-) Integrating African languages into the Zimbabwean Curriculum. In Shizha, Edward & Ngoni Makuvaza (Eds.) Rethinking Postcolonial Education in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21stCentury: Post Millennium Development Goals. The Netherlands - Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp 141-58.
  7. Muchenje, F., Gora, R.& Makuvaza, N. (2016). Interrogating the Concept of Time among the Shona: A Postcolonial Discourse. In Gloria Emeagwali & Edward Shizha (Eds.) African Indigenous Knowledge and the Sciences: Journeys into the Past and Present. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp 79-92.
  8. Gora, R. (2014). The Teacher’s Rapport inside and outside the School in Tatira, L. (Ed.) Becoming an Effective TeacherHarare: Benaby Printing and Publishing (Private) Ltd, pp 50–57.
  9. Gora, R. (2013). The Shona Poem. In Mapara, J. and Mudzanire, B. (Eds.) UBUNTU/UNHU PHILOSOPHY: A Brief Shona Perspective. Harare: Bhabhu Books, pp 88-98.

Paper/Article Publications

  1. Kasonde, A. & Gora, R. (2019). La politique bilingue dans les universités d’Afrique Australe : Perspectives pédagogiques (English translation: Bilingual policy at universities in Southern Africa: A pedagogical perspective). In Sociolinguistique & Didactique (SociD), Number 4/2019, pp 109 - 132.
  2. Muchenje, F. & Gora, R. (2017). Locating Zimbabwe’s Language Policy in Education in the Context of Multicultural Education: Perspectives of Teachers from Selected Schools in Chegutu District. NAWA Journal of Language and Communication, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp 148 - 162.
  3. Gora R. B.& Manyarara, B. C. (2016). ICTs in Teacher Education: Enhancing Quality in Language Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe. In Namibia CPD Journal for Educators, 3, Issue 1/2016, pp113 - 123.
  4. Manyarara, B. C. &Gora, R. B. (2015) Aesthetic of naming: Potential psycho-sociological effects of some forenames in use among Zimbabweans. In Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 4, No. 1 & 2, pp 34 - 41.
  5. Gora, R. B.& Mutasa, D. E. (2015). Impact of perception and attitude towards the study of African languages on human resource needs: a case for Zimbabwe. In Per Linguam, 2015, Volume 31(1):74-88.
  6. Gora, R. (2015).Teachers’ perception and awareness of Shona dialects vis-à-vis Standard Shona in the Zimbabwean classroom: Implications for teaching and learning. In Namibia CPD Journal for Educators, Vol. 2, Issue 1/2015, pp 12 – 22.
  7. Makuvaza, N. & Gora, R. (2014). What is happening to the ‘noble’ profession? Concerns about and threats to the teaching profession in high school in Zimbabwe – The Way forward. In International Journal of Social Sciences & Education,4 Issue 2, 2014, pp 477–490.
  8. Gora, R.(2013). Continuity and Change: Towards National Language Policy for Education in Zimbabwe. In Online Journal of Social Sciences Research, 2, Issue 5, May 2013, pp 123-129.
  9. Muchenje, F.,Gora, R. & Bondai, B. (2013). Constraints of Private Sphere Responsibilities on Availability of Time to Study: A Case Study of Married Women Students at the University of Zimbabwe’s Faculty of Education. In Academic Research International, Vol. 4, No. 3, May 2013, pp 513-525.
  10. Bondai, B., Gora, R. & Muchenje, F. (2012). Language and Gender: Implication for the Female Self-Concept in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, University of Zimbabwe Publications, Vol. 24, No.1, March 2012, pp 13 - 24.
  11. Gora, R.(2010). The Role of Bird Characters in African Story and Myth. In Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal Publications – South Africa, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2010, pp 53 -63.
  12. Gora, R.,Mavunga, G., Waniwa, F. & Muringani, B. (2010)The Use of Shona as a Medium of Instruction in a Tonga-speaking Community: Parents’ and Teachers’ Perceptions. In Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, University of Zimbabwe Publications, Vol. 22, No.1, March 2010, pp 87-102.
  13. Tatira, L. Sithole, N., Manyarara, B. C. & Gora, R.(2009). An Experimental Study into the Use of Computers for Teaching of Composition Writing in English at Prince Edward School in Harare. In Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, University of Zimbabwe Publications, Vol.21, No. 1 March 2009, pp 85 -101.
  14. Waniwa, F., Mavunga, G., Gora, R. & Muringani, B. (2007). Teachers Colleges Preparation of Student Teachers for the Teaching of Children’s Literature: The Case of Marymount, Masvingo and Morgenster Teachers’ Colleges. In Zimbabwe Bulletin of Teacher Education, University of Zimbabwe Publications Vol. 14, Issue 1, September 2007, pp 95 -112.

 

Dr. Barbra C. Manyarara

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Barbra C. Manyarara

D. Litt. ET Phil (UNISA); M.Ed. English (UZ); B.Ed. English (UZ); C.E. Secondary (Gweru Teachers’ College).

Publications

  1. The prophylactics debate: Is unhu/ubuntu the alternative for Zimbabwe? Co-authored with: G. Museka; M. Phiri; D. Kaguda& B. C. Manyarara. ZJER, Vol 25 (1) March 2013, pp. 39-54.
  2. Excesses and absurdities: The representation of sexuality in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH (1975). Imbizo Vol. 4 (2), 2013, pp. 39-54.
  3. Manyarara, B. C. (2016) Sexualities in Gabriel García Márquez’s Novels. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications (Forthcoming).

                   Manyarara, B.C. (2016) Begging as performance: A critical evaluation of begging strategies in both urban and rural Zimbabwe. In I. Muwati (Ed.), Dariro: The African Theory of Participation and Performance. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications, p. 180-191.         

    Nyota, M. A., Manyarara, B.C. & Moyana, R. (Eds) (2010) Hunting in Foreign Lands and Other Stories. Harare: Priority Projects Publishing. 

    Manyarara B. C. contributed the following seven of the twenty-one stories in the collection:

    1. Once again    p.7-9;
    2. My mother’s beads  p. 10-12;
    3. The road to Damascus   p. 20-26;
    4. Femmes sans frontieres  p. 39-48;
    5. Indefinite  p. 49-53;
    6. Helicopter to view p. 71-76.

    Nyamakai, Z. & Manyarara, B. C., (2016) Women who have killed: An analysis of the psycho-social effects of prison life on women who have caused the deaths of others as portrayed in the semi-autobiography, A Tragedy of Lives: Women in Prison in Zimbabwe (2003) by Chiyedza Musengezi and Irene Staunton (Eds). Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, (Forthcoming)

    Manyarara, B.C. (2015) Co-incidence or collusion: An analysis of the relationship between the proposal to ban the use of contraceptives and lowering the age of consent in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 27 (3), p. 371-393.

       Manyarara, B. C. (2015) Paid in full? Judeo-Christian traditions on justice, punishment and human rights as manifest in two novellas, Death Constant Beyond Love (1978) and Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1982) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. (Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, (Forthcoming).

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2015) An analysis of the attitudes of ex-farm workers towards new land holders and vice versa on Kalembo and Kabwino farms in the Chegutu West in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Security and Tolerance Studies, 1 (1), (Forthcoming).

    Gora, R. B. &. Manyarara, B. C. (2015) ICTs in Teacher Education: Enhancing quality Language Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe. Namibia Continuing Professional Development Association for Educators, (Forthcoming).

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2014) “Sanitising” Gabriel García Márquez: Henning Carlsen’s (2011) film adaptation of Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004) Re-visualising Africa: Journal of African Cinema, 2 (1), p. 1-14.

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2015) Tool or toy: A survey of parental attitudes towards use of cell phones at school in Zimbabwe. Commonwealth, Youth and Development for Implementation (Forthcoming).  

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2014) García Márquez’s use of narrative and literature to portray human   sexual behaviour. Latin American Report, 30 (2), p. 1-16.

    Manyarara, B. C. & Gora R. B. (2015) Aesthetic of naming: Potential psycho-sociological effects of some forenames in use among Zimbabweans. Namibia Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 4 (1 & 2), p. 34-41.

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2015) Lesson planning for teacher effectiveness. Namibia Continuing Professional Development Association for Educators, 2 (1), p. 76-87.

    Manyarara, B.C. (2014) Unhu/Ubuntu anachronistic? The manifestation of female agency in Virginia Phiri’s Highway Queen (2010). Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, 5 (2), p. 13-22.

    Bachisi, I. & Manyarara, B. C. (2014) Voices from the wilderness: Zimbabwean diaspora literature, an emerging category. Latin American Report, 30 (1), p. 11-28.

    Chikonzo, K. & Manyarara, B. C. (2014) The construction of the discourse of violence in liberation war films: The case of Catch a Fire (2006). Latin American Report, 30 (1), p. 77-84.

    Manyarara, B.C.  (2013) Imagining Nyati in Zimbabwean Mythology. Journal of African Security and Tolerance Studies, 1 (2), p. 18-32.

    Manyarara, B. C. (2013) Excesses and absurdities: Representations of sexuality in Gabriel García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975). Imbizo: International Journal of African Literary and Comparative Studies, 4 (2) p. 29-43.

    Manyarara, B. C. (2013) Healing the scars: Bibliotherapy and commercial sexual exploitation of children in a García Márquez Story. African Journal of Children’s Literature 1 (2), p. 43-63.

    Manyarara, B.C. (2013) The absence of Yvonne Vera’s literary works in the Literature in English secondary school classroom in Zimbabwe. Madirativhange: Journal of African Indigenous Languages and Literatures, 1 (1), p. 125-139.

    Museka G., Phiri, M., Kaguda D. & Manyarara, B. C. (2013) The Prophylactics Debate: Is unhu/ubuntu an alternative for Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 25 (1) p. 20-37.

    Manyarara, B. C., Museka, G. & Kaguda, D. (2012) There is no room for religion in soccer. Latin American Report, 28 (2) 2012 p. 394-403.

    Manyarara, B.C. (2012) Homicide in legitimate defence of honour: Representations of sexuality in Gabriel García Márquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold.  Latin American Report 28 (1), p. 259-278.

    Manyarara, B. C. (2011). A critical overview of Gabriel García Márquez’s representations of sexuality in some of his narratives. Latin American Report, 27 (2), 2011, p. 225-235.

    Manyarara, B. C. & G. Museka, (2009) Ritual or mere sexual aberration: A comparative analysis of incest as taboo in Zimbabwean literature and Caribbean literary works. Latin American Report, 1 (1), p. 154-167.

    Tatira, L., Sithole, N. Manyarara, B. C. & R. B. Gora, (2009) ‘An experimental study into the use of computers for teaching composition writing in English at Prince Edward School in Harare.’ Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, 21 (1), p. 85-101.

    Manyarara, B. C. (2008) Another way of knowing: Rethinking the concept of time in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967).  Latin American Report, 24 (2), p.36-41.

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