Utshwala, Food for the Soul

Like the┬áleopard skins that we discussed here, beer (utshwala or umqomboti) has strong links to the customs of Zulu speakers. Traditionally made exclusively by women, beer used to be a staple part of diet in the nineteenth century, with King Cetshwayo apparently referring to it as ‘the food of the Zulus’. Today the brewing and … Read more