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Pro - Vice Chancellor: Research & Academic Affairs

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).



Literature: African Literature in English, European & English Literature, African American and Caribbean Literature––prose, poetry and drama; gender studies; children’s literature; theories of literature and literary criticism.

Pedagogy: The teaching of English to primary and secondary schools; research methods; supervision of projects and post-graduate dissertations and PhD theses.

Professional Editor and Reviewer of book and article manuscripts for publication.



  1. Matete Madiba, Rosemary Moyana, Honoratha Mushi, Editors [and contributors] (2018). Design and Implementation of Degree Programmes in Teacher Education, Tuning Africa Phase II. Bilbao, Spain: University of Deusto.
  2. Tendayi Dzinoreva & Rosemary Moyana (2018). ‘Lameckising the Dead’ as a Metaphor for Yvonne Vera’s Under the Tongue and Neshani Andreas’ Purple Violet of Oshaantu: Implications for Teaching and Learning Under the Updated Zimbabwean Curriculum Framework 2015-2022. Harare: Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC), Occasional Paper Series, November.
  3.  Moyana Rosemary (2018). Competencies and Quality Assurance in Teacher Education in Machingura, Francis & Chataika, Tsitsi, Editors. The Intersection of Ubuntu, Education and Ethics in Zimbabwe, Chapter 2. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publication (UZP), 23-39.
  4. Moyana Rosemary (2018). Preface, in Fred T. Makonese, Power the Guest of Time, Guests Don’t Visit Forever, a Collection of Socio-Political Poetry. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications (UZP), iv-v.
  5.  Moyana Rosemary (July 2017). Reading our Past: An Historical Study of the White Authored Novel in Zimbabwe CA 1890 To 1994. Harare: Africa Institute for Culture, Peace, Dialogue& Tolerance Studies.
  6.  Moyana Rosemary& Chimanikire, Emigilda (May 2017). Teaching Environmental and Economic Consciousness in the English Language Classroom, a Concept of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Occasional Paper Series. Harare: Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC), University of Zimbabwe.
  7.  Moyana Rosemary (July 2016). UZ @ 60: The Faculty of Education and the Schemes of Association, Occasional Paper Series. Harare: UZ Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC).
  8.  Moyana Rosemary (2014, co-authored). Chapter 8: Teacher Education, in Charles Awono Onana, Olusola Oyewole, Damtew Teferra, Pablo Beneitone, Julia Gonzalez and Robert Wagenaa, Editors. Tuning Africa, Tuning and Harmonisation of Higher Education: The African Experience. Bilbao: Deusto University, 315-373.
  9.  Moyana Rosemary (2012). Relationships and Genuine Sisterhood: An Africana Womanist Discussion of Chris Cleave’s The Other Hand and Virginia Phiri’s Highway Queen.In Muwati, I., Mguni, Z., Gwekwerere, T., and Magosvongwe, R., Editors (2012). Rediscoursing African Womanhood in the Search for Sustainable Renaissance: Africana Womanism in Multi-disciplinary Approaches. Harare: College Press. 63-70.
  10.  Moyana Rosemary & Nyoni, Eric (2012)Pedagogical Soundness of Using Found Poetry to Help Students Interact with and Manipulate Literary Texts: An Integrated Approach. Occasional Papers. Harare: Human Resources Research Centre, University of Zimbabwe, 2012.
  11.  Moyana Rosemary (2011). ‘Before the Poets Could Speak’: A Discussion of Selected Black-Authored and White-Authored Pre-Independence Zimbabwean Poems. In Imbizo, International Journal of African Literature and Comparative Studies. Pretoria: UNISA, Pages 11-26.
  12.  Moyana Rosemary (2011). The Place of Zimbabwean Education System, A Regional and International Comparative Analysis. A Book Chapter in Chisaka, B.C., Editor-in-Chief.State of the Zimbabwean Education Sector in the 21st Century. Harare: Human Resources Research Centre, University of Zimbabwe. 26-40.
  13.  Moyana, Rosemary (2010). Hunting in Foreign Lands and Other Stories,Co-Editor and author of the book’s “Critical Introduction.” Harare: Priority Projects Publishers. xi-xxxi.
  14.  Moyana, Rosemary (2010). Another Way of Seeing, Another Way of Thinking…A Discussion of George Mujajati’s Novel, The Sun Will Rise Again and Asare Konadu’s Novel, A Woman in Her Primein Zambezia, Journal of the University of Zimbabwe, Special Edition. 52-69.
  15. Moyana, Rosemary (2010). Foreword. in Gwata, Christopher, Tears of Water, Revised Edition. Harare: New Era College Publishing (030619).v-xv.
  16.  Moyana, Rosemary, (2009; co-authored). A Capacity Enhancement Training Programme in Open Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) Methodologies for the University of Zimbabwe Lecturers: A Pilot Study Report (co-authored). Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 21 (2). Harare, University of Zimbabwe: Human Resources Research Centre. 115-127.
  17.  Moyana, Rosemary (May, 2008). Teaching Literature to Non-Literature Examination Secondary School Classes: A Report on a Graduate Certificate in Education (GRAD. C.E.) Action Research Assignment. in The Zimbabwe Bulletin of Teacher Education, Volume 14 (2) 37-69.
  18.  Moyana, Rosemary& Manyarara, Barbra Chiedza (2008). Book Review of Brighton Mazhindu and Ruby Magosvongwe, The Offshoot. Harare: Priority Projects Publishing, 112 pages, in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 20 (3), 409-411.
  19.  Moyana, Rosemary (2006). Foreword.  in Chipo Dyanda, Martha Dozva, Alice Kuyayama & Junniel Matavire, Norms Competence Approach to English Literacy, Book 1: Lower Primary Grades.Harare: University of Zimbabwe Human Resources Research Centre. iv-vii; 75.
  20.  Moyana, Rosemary (2006). Foreword. in Chipo Dyanda, Martha Dozva, Alice Kuyayama & Junniel Matavire, Norms Competence Approach to English Literacy, Book 2: Upper Primary Grades.Harare: University of Zimbabwe Human Resources Research Centre. iv-v.; 80.
  21.  Moyana, Rosemary (2006). Women in Charles Mungoshi’s Works in M. Chirere and M.T. Vambe, editors, Charles Mungoshi, A Critical Reader. Harare: Prestige Books.152-167.
  22.  Moyana, Rosemary (2006). Gender Issues in Selected Shona Female-Authored Novels in Z. Mguni, R. Magosvongwe and M. Furusa, editors, African Womanhood in Zimbabwean Literature: New Perspectives in African Languages. Harare: The College Press. 108-124.
  23.  Moyana, Rosemary (2005). Book Review of Polo ‘Malehlohonolo Ndumo, Africa My Africa. Morija, Lesotho: Morija Sesotho Book Depot, 2000, 122 pages in Zambezia, Journal of the University of Zimbabwe,Volume 33,  Nos. i/ii. 139-143.
  24.  Moyana, Rosemary (2003). A Brief Critique of Africa, My Africa in Polo M. Ndumo's novel, Africa, My Africa Part 2. Morija, Lesotho: Morija Sesutho Book Depot. vi-xiii.
  25.  Moyana, Rosemary (2003). A Brief Critique of Africa, My Africa in Polo M. Ndumo, Africa, My Africa Part III.   Morija, Lesotho: Morija Sesutho Book Depot. vi-xiv.
  26. Moyana, Rosemary (2003). A Brief Critique of Africa, My Africain Polo M. Ndumo, Africa, My Africa Part IV. Morija, Lesotho: Morija Sesutho Book Depotvii-xiii.
  27.  Moyana, Rosemary (2002). Reading in Zimbabwe in Constantinos Papanastasiou and Victor Froese, editors, Reading Literacy in 14 Countries. Lefkosia: University of Cyprus Press. 275-289.
  28.  Moyana, Rosemary (2000). Reading Literacy at Junior Secondary School Level in Zimbabwe. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications.
  29.  Moyana, Rosemary (1996). Literature and Liberation, the Second Phase...A Discussion of Shimmer Chinodya's Harvest of Thorns in Emmanuel Ngara, compiler and editor, New Writing from Southern Africa, Authors who have Become Prominent Since 1980. London: James Currey; Cape Town: David Philip; Harare: Baobab; Nairobi: E.A.E.P.; Portsmouth: Heinemann. 45-58.         
  30.  Moyana, Rosemary (1994). Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions: An Attempt in the Feminist Tradition in M.F.C. Bourdillon, editor, Zambezia, The Journal of the University of Zimbabwe 21 (1). 23-42.
  31.  Moyana, Rosemary (1996). Men and Women: Gender Issues in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions and She No Longer Weeps in E.D. Jones and M. Jones, editors, African Literature Today, 20. London: James Currey; Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press. 25-34.
  32.  Moyana, Rosemary (1993). Patriotism and the Zimbabwean School Child" in C. Marira, editor, Zimbabwe Bulletin of Teacher Education 3 (1). 62-74.
  33.  Moyana, Rosemary (1992). Research in Progress: IEA Press Release in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ZJER) 4 (3), Harare: Human Resources Research Centre, University of Zimbabwe. 329-330.
  34.  Moyana, Rosemary (1991). The Difficulties of Teaching Poetry in Zimbabwe Bulletin of Teacher Education 1 (1), Harare: Department of Teacher Education,University of Zimbabwe. 59-79.
  35.  Moyana, Rosemary (1991). Teaching English in Zimbabwean Secondary Schools: The Importance of Preparation in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 3 (3). 225-245.           
  36.  Moyana, Rosemary (1991). Evidence of Acquisition of Reading Skill Related to Comprehension of the Narrative Passages: Data from the IEA Reading Literacy Study Pilot Testing in Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 3 (2). 125-143.
  37.  Moyana, Rosemary (1991). Towards the Liberation of the Mind: An Important Agenda for Budding Writers in Zimbabwe in Journal of Social Change and Development 26, 2nd Quarter.
  38. Moyana, Rosemary (1991). Research in Progress: The IEA Reading Literacy StudyZimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 3 (2). 205-207.
  39.  Moyana, Rosemary (1991). Evidence of Students' Performance in Expository Passages and Non-Mathematical Documents: Data from the Pilot Version of the IEA Reading Literacy Research Study in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 3 (1). 1-22.
  40.  Moyana, Rosemary (1990). Research in Progress: The IEA Reading Literacy Research Study in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 2 (3). 312-315.(April, 1990). Framework and Strategies for Improving Reading in Teachers' Forum. Harare: The College Press. 10-11.
  41.  Moyana, Rosemary (1989). Research in Progress: the IEA Reading Literacy Research Study in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 1 (3). 403-406.
  42.  Moyana, Rosemary (1988). The Role of Women in the Colonial and Neo-Colonial Periods: Ngugi wa Thiong'o's A Grain of WheatPetals of Blood and Festus Iyayi's Violence in Journal of Educational and Social Research 1 (1), Harare: Belvedere Teachers' College. 32-62.
  43. Moyana, Rosemary (1983). Belvedere Teachers' College Prospectus. Gweru: Mambo Press, 1984.

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