Chewa Proverb Collection

Tsoka sasimba, koma mwayi.
One does not report bad luck but good luck.
(When bad luck hits you and you are dead, you cannot make a report on that; you can only talk when you were lucky, since you are still alive.)
Proverb No 912 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Umupini ukulangile mwanakashi, libwelelo.
The (tree fit to make a) handle that the woman pointed out to you, means that you have to go back for it (because you ignored her advice). (Do not be improvident. Never think `I will not need that', or `such a thing will never happen'.)
Tabasuula muntu nangu abe shani. Limo abanakashi niba kaafwa ukucila abaume. Abanakashi nabo balikwata amano.
Proverb No 1513 collected by Frank Carey
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Silozi Bible

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Unseen Worlds: Dealing with Spirits, Witchcraft, and Satanism from an African Perspective

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New Perspectives on Mission

Author: Mark Nsanzurwimo. Date: December 2013. (PDF)

Revolutions in social communication also affect new approaches to mission. This paper, presented at the December FENZA conference, places new trends in mission theology within their historical contexts.

Here we are! 70 Years of Evangelisation and Social Concern (Regiment Parish)

Editor: Mark Nsanzurwimo. Date: August 2013. (PDF)

Regiment Parish has been the locus of innovative pastoral approaches in its history of 70 years that have affected the Catholic Church in Zambia at large. In this study and collection, authors place the pastoral innovations, including the first experiments with Small Christian Communities, into their historical contexts.


Dreams: Where do Biblical, Zambian, and Western Approaches Meet?

A must read for anyone interested in dream interpretation in Zambia.

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Research project on local traditions of reconciliation

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