Chewa Proverb Collection

Mnyanga sulemera mwini.
The tusk is not heavy to the one who wears it.
(The elephant does not complain about his tusks, that they are too heavy. They are his, and he is happy with them. So also you should not complain if your children or relatives are to you a source of trouble: you accept them as part of yourself.)
Proverb No 593 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Pempulo musumba, wiikala ifikala cimbwi ushikata. / nshikata.
Visit the chiefs' village, but do not stay like the hyena which catches nothing (and waits for the killing to be done by something else). (If you want to be successful you should visit the chief but do not wear out your welcome. If you want to succeed, you must work for success, it won't come easily.)
Calilinga ukupempula incende ishikatami pantu limbi kuti wasanga balishisebanya no mufutula nao tawawama. Ukusebako inshila nako kukusula.
Proverb No 1103 collected by Frank Carey
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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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