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The Luck Charm

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Tomasi Manda, an intelligent boy whose rational mind rejects belief in witchcraft, does something that causes his mother and elder brother to fear that he might be bewitched. They decide to put "protective medicine" into his blood. But their problem is how to get Tomasi to accept the medicine, having once before failed to convince him to have such protection. However, when Tomasi passes his primary school examinations and is selected for a boarding secondary school away from home, the two approach him with the medicine disguised as a charm, something that would bring him good luck from the strangers among whom he will now be living. Tomasi initially rejects the o?er, but when, to his surprise, he sees that this causes his mother great pain, he lets her insert into his blood "the totally useless powder." Then certain things begin to happen to Tomasi which, unable to explain them otherwise, he can't help thinking are being caused by the potion his mother has put in his blood. Eventually he becomes convinced that he now has a potent luck charm in his body, and reaches the frightening conclusion that from now on his life will be run by this charm. What is he to do?

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Published 07 March 2018
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EAN13 9789996098130
Language English
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Tomasi Manda, an inelligen boy whose raIonal mind rejecs belief in wihcrat, does somehing ha causes his moher and elder broher o fear ha he migh be bewiched. They decide o pu "proecIve medicine" ino his blood. Bu heir problem is how o ge Tomasi o accep he medicine, having once before failed o convince him o have such proecIon. However, when Tomasi passes his primary school examinaIons and is seleced for a boarding secondary school away from home, he wo approach him wih he medicine disguised as a charm, somehing ha would bring him good luck from he srangers among whom he will now be living. Tomasi iniIally rejecs he offer, bu when, o his surprise, he sees ha his causes his moher grea pain, he les her inser in his blood "he oally useless powder." Then cerain hings begin o happen o Tomasi which, unable o explain hem oherwise, he can' help hinking are being caused by he suff his moher has pu in his blood. Evenually he becomes convinced ha he now has a poen luck charm in his body, and reaches he frighening conclusion ha from now on his life will be run by his charm. Wha is he
Tio Banda was born and brough up in Tihauke Village, Mzimba Disric. He received his secondary educaIon a Mzimba and Nkhaa-Bay Secondary Schools and his college educaIon a Messiah College and Temple Universiy in he USA and finally a Chancellor College, Universiy of Malawi. UnIl he Ime of his deah in 2014, he was a lecurer in lieraure and creaIve wriIng in he hen Deparmen of Languages and Lieraure in he Faculy of EducaIon a Mzuzu Universiy. His research ineres was in oral lieraure, boh narraIve and poeIc. His published works include hree novels: Sekani’s SoluIon, A Bier Disapproval, and The Luck Charm. He also published many shor sories and feaure arIcles, mainly on culural subjecs.
This book is par of Luviri Press which offers a range of books on religion, culure and sociey from Malawi
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T h e L u c k C h a r m
The Luck Charm Tito Banda Luviri Books no. 13 Mzuzu 2018
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