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Chewa Proverb Collection

Kwagwera mtengo wa nthambi sikusowa.
You cannot but know where a tree with branches has fallen.
(A tree with many branches makes a lot of noise when it falls, and when it is cut up, you see all the pieces laying around. When a chief falls (makes mistakes), everybody will hear about it and see the result.)
Proverb No 418 collected by Toon van Kessel
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Bemba Proverb Collection

Utulefuma e tubundi.
The little things which came out were the lemurs. (A man went to hunt lemurs, but he spent so much time finding out where they were that they all had time to escape. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.)
Abaana bantu ufyele ebo ubiikeko amano yakubasunga bwino, wilasubila abo ushilafyala. Limbi ubufyashi bwalipwa ulesubila icafye, necuma ciine cintu wanonka ico ushilanonka cafye. Akantu konse ako ukwete ekantu kobe ako kene. (1.222)
Proverb No 1634 collected by Frank Carey
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Spirits and the healing of body and spirits: pastoral challenges

by Bernhard Udelhoven


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by Patrick Mumbi

Study edition of Unseen Worlds

Unseen Worlds is now available in a new study edition, a much abbreviated version of the original book, published for pastors and helpers to find a quick entry into the new pastoral approach of dealing with spirits, witchcraft and Satanism. It consists of the methodology and the case studies of the original work.

Silozi Bible

You can now access parts of the Silozi Bible online:

Bible in Silozi


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