Chewa Proverb Collection

Fisi anakana nsatsi.
The hyena refused the castor oil.
(The hyena was accused of having stolen the castor oil, but he denied it flatly, saying: "I do not eat that stuff. It means I deny having done something.)
Proverb No 193 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Mafi yapipa muka cinani.
The person who has to clean a child's bottom or wipe excrement from the floor does not do it joyfully. (When a person gives up something he likes or abandons a nice woman he is forced by necessity.)
Ili lipinda lyapalana nelyakutiila Uupamfiwe eulwa necibi. Icintu nga wamona taciweme, niwe uli nokubikako amano ya kuciwamya. Kabili ili pinda lyalola namukuti umuntu nga aleka umwanakashi uo bambi batiila musuma, nimukuti umwine naishibo mulandu ulengele aleke ulya mwanakashi.
Proverb No 785 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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Research project on local traditions of reconciliation

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