Vidokoni: Folktales from Mzimba, Malawi
148 Pages
English
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148 Pages
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This book makes a rare contribution towards the preservation and promotion of ukhaliro wa bene Malawi (Malawian culture) that is fast waning. This dilution of culture was put in motion by the British colonial masters and got exacerbated with the inception of democratic governance in 1994. There is need for concerted efforts amongst various practitioners and stakeholders, led by the government itself, if the situation is to be put under control. Otherwise, sooner or later, it will simply be remote history that �long time ago, there was a unique culture in Malawi�. The book is a collection of twenty short stories that generally promote such themes as nkharo yiwemi (good behaviour); uheni wa chigolo na sanje (the bad side of selfishness and jealousy); kulimbikira pa vinthu (hard working spirit); and uheni wa mitala (the folly of polygamy), among others. The strength of the book lies in the fact that there is room for the reader to draw their own lessons based on their understanding of a particular story, in addition to the lesson already highlighted there-in. The book is a must read for all, young and old, especially those interested in understanding the societal values, not only about Malawi, but of Africa as a whole.

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Published 13 December 2015
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EAN13 9789956763139
Language English
Document size 5 MB

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VIDOKONI: VIDOKONI Folktales from Mzimba, Malawi Folktales from Mzimba, Malawi
Harvey C. Chidoba Banda
Harvey C. Chidoba Banda
VIDOKON I:Folktales from Mzimba, Malawi
Harvey C. Chidoba Banda
L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com
ISBN: 9956-763-84-5 ©Harvey C. Chidoba Banda 2016All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or be stored in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Dedication For Owen: Banyinu bakulemba mabuku: imwe mungalemba? (Your colleagues are able to write books: can you?)
About the Book This book makes a rare contribution towards the preservation and promotion ofukhaliro wa bene Malawi (Malawian culture) that is fast waning. This dilution of culture was put in motion by the British colonial masters and got exacerbated with the inception of democratic governance in 1994. There is need for concerted efforts amongst various practitioners and stakeholders, led by the government itself, if the situation is to be put under control. Otherwise, sooner or later, it will simply be remote history that ‘long time ago, there was a unique culture in Malawi’. The book is a collection of twenty short stories that generally promote such themes asnkharo yiwemibehaviour); (good uheni wa chigolo na sanje (the bad side of selfishness and jealousy);kulimbikira pa vinthu (hard working spirit); anduheni wa mitala (the folly of polygamy), among others. The strength of the book lies in the fact that there is room for the reader to draw their own lessons based on their understanding of a particular story, in addition to the lesson already highlighted there-in. The book is a must read for all, young and old, especially those interested in understanding the societal values, not only about Malawi, but of Africa as a whole.