The Ear, the Eye and the Arm Setting & Symbolism

Nancy Farmer
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Zimbabwe

The origins of Zimbabwe trace to the 11th through 14th centuries and it is believed to have been built originally by the Shona peoples. The original settlement was built on a hilltop nearly invisible to those below, thus affording a measure of security. The original inhabitants of Zimbabwe mined gold which they traded for silk, porcelain and glass beads from China.

Nirvana Gun

Perhaps as a symbol of the humanitarian Africa of the future, the Nirvana Gun is a device that simply puts people to sleep for 15 minutes instead of killing them.

Vlei

A vlei, in Afrikaans, is a marshy wasteland. Afrikaans is a variation of Dutch, brought to Africa by early European settlers. Afrikaans and English are usually identified as the languages of the whites, while the native Africans speak a huge number of indigenous different languages and dialects.

Soul Stealer

A soul-stealer is a weapon...

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