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The Resource Vidokoni : folktales from Mzimba, Malawi, Harvey C. Chidoba Banda, (electronic resource)

Vidokoni : folktales from Mzimba, Malawi, Harvey C. Chidoba Banda, (electronic resource)

Label
Vidokoni : folktales from Mzimba, Malawi
Title
Vidokoni
Title remainder
folktales from Mzimba, Malawi
Statement of responsibility
Harvey C. Chidoba Banda
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • tum
  • eng
Summary
This book makes a rare contribution towards the preservation and promotion of ukhaliro wa bene Malawi (Malawian culture) that is fast waning. This dilution of culture was put in motion by the British colonial masters and got exacerbated with the inception of democratic governance in 1994. There is need for concerted efforts amongst various practitioners and stakeholders, led by the government itself, if the situation is to be put under control. Otherwise, sooner or later, it will simply be remote history that 'long time ago, there was a unique culture in Malawi'. The book is a collection of twenty short stories that generally promote such themes as nkharo yiwemi (good behaviour); uheni wa chigolo na sanje (the bad side of selfishness and jealousy); kulimbikira pa vinthu (hard working spirit); and uheni wa mitala (the folly of polygamy), among others. The strength of the book lies in the fact that there is room for the reader to draw their own lessons based on their understanding of a particular story, in addition to the lesson already highlighted there-in. The book is a must read for all, young and old, especially those interested in understanding the societal values, not only about Malawi, but of Africa as a whole
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Chidoba Banda, Harvey C.,
Dewey number
398.209689702
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Folklore
Label
Vidokoni : folktales from Mzimba, Malawi, Harvey C. Chidoba Banda, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains translated tales (originally in Chitumbuka) written by the author's father, Harry Chidoba Banda
Antecedent source
not applicable
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; About the Book; About the Author; About the Composer; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1 -- Mungaja; Chapter 2 -- Njala Nkhakoko; Chapter 3 -- Mitala; Chapter 4 -- Kamuzunguzeni na Chimbwe; Chapter 5 -- Nyifwa ya Kalikwabo; Chapter 6 -- Uheni wa Kaso na Chigolo; Chapter 7 -- Nyifwa ya Malenga Mwana wa Fumu; Chapter 8 -- Nyakamwilo Wataya Mwana Wake; Chapter 9 -- Ubwezi wa Somba na Munkhwere; Chapter 10 -- Kusoba kwa Maji; Chapter 11 -- Uheni wa Mitala; Chapter 12 -- Sanje za a Chakurya Nkhumunda; Chapter 13 -- Selina na Basungwana Banyake
  • Chapter 14 -- Nkharo ya a MujimaChapter 15 -- Mwanakazi Muchoko Wakabila pa Chingwe pa Kazuni; Chapter 16 -- Munthu uyo Wakapanda Nyungu za Vipindi; Chapter 17 -- Mama Walayila Mwana Wake; Chapter 18 -- A Zumwanda Bafwa Chifukwa cha Soni; Chapter 19 -- Mama Waseka Uchilima wa Mwana Wakubaba Yekha; Chapter 20 -- Mwanalume Wapereka Dango Linonono kwa Muboli Wake; Back cover
Control code
ocn937354654
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xviii, 126 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956763139
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937354654
Label
Vidokoni : folktales from Mzimba, Malawi, Harvey C. Chidoba Banda, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Contains translated tales (originally in Chitumbuka) written by the author's father, Harry Chidoba Banda
Antecedent source
not applicable
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; About the Book; About the Author; About the Composer; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1 -- Mungaja; Chapter 2 -- Njala Nkhakoko; Chapter 3 -- Mitala; Chapter 4 -- Kamuzunguzeni na Chimbwe; Chapter 5 -- Nyifwa ya Kalikwabo; Chapter 6 -- Uheni wa Kaso na Chigolo; Chapter 7 -- Nyifwa ya Malenga Mwana wa Fumu; Chapter 8 -- Nyakamwilo Wataya Mwana Wake; Chapter 9 -- Ubwezi wa Somba na Munkhwere; Chapter 10 -- Kusoba kwa Maji; Chapter 11 -- Uheni wa Mitala; Chapter 12 -- Sanje za a Chakurya Nkhumunda; Chapter 13 -- Selina na Basungwana Banyake
  • Chapter 14 -- Nkharo ya a MujimaChapter 15 -- Mwanakazi Muchoko Wakabila pa Chingwe pa Kazuni; Chapter 16 -- Munthu uyo Wakapanda Nyungu za Vipindi; Chapter 17 -- Mama Walayila Mwana Wake; Chapter 18 -- A Zumwanda Bafwa Chifukwa cha Soni; Chapter 19 -- Mama Waseka Uchilima wa Mwana Wakubaba Yekha; Chapter 20 -- Mwanalume Wapereka Dango Linonono kwa Muboli Wake; Back cover
Control code
ocn937354654
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xviii, 126 pages) :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956763139
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937354654

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