Another example where Mutswairo uses metaphors is in Ridzai mipururu (Ululate
) wherein he makes use of the contrastive absolute metaphors mwenje (light) and rima (darkness) to refer to independence and colonialism respectively.
He wants all who have gathered together at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall to ululate
as he cups the buttocks of his new wife and ruts with her in the weightlessness of the Unspeakable River while the crocodiles clack their jaws and bull hippos heave and roar blessings that shake the forest.
For a news ululate
on Bishop Matthews' recovery, please seep.
up and expects me to ululate
for him: haven't i got eyes; don't i
When they pass the houses while playing dufouf and singing, people come out to join the procession and ululate
When ruling politicians fail to deliver on promises, for instance, job creation, their supporters ululate
, saying "yes, yes, we do not have to wait for government to do everything for us, let the women and unemployed youth go back to the rural villages and do something for themselves".
The weekend's anti-climate chaos demonstrators (ironically all warmly wrapped up against the cold) inevitably called back memories of those face-painted harridans who used to ululate
outside the Greenham Common air base, and the unwashed fanatics who tried to prevent the construction of assorted bypasses.
Ndebele's novel does not ululate
Winnie, nor does it condemn her.