ISBN 9789990802443
Pages 346
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2014
Publisher Mzuni Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Oral Literature and Moral Education among the Lakeside Tonga of Northern Malawi

by David K Mphande

This is a book about the Tonga of Northern Malawi, sometimes called the Lakeshore Tonga to distinguish them from other ethnic groups with the same name further west in Central Africa. The Lakeshore Tonga were the first ethnic group to identify themselves with the Christian faith. The purpose of the research was to investigate the use of Tonga myths, folktales, proverbs and rituals for their role in Moral Education and assess and evaluate their contribution towards value formation for the youth. Each chapter in the book aims to discuss some ideas in the anthropology of religion and to illustrate them with specific case studies formed primarily through conversation with friends, both young and old, over some years.

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About the Author

David K Mphande

David K. Mphande is Associate Professor in Social and Religious Anthropology at Mzuzu University.

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