ISBN 9789996066245
Pages 60
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2020
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Married and No Sex Anymore

Mbulu as a Pastoral Problem in Mzimba in Northern Malawi

by Bonet Kamwela

This study focusses on the traditional belief of the district of Mzimba, which is situated in the northern part of Malawi. Women who reach menopause who believe in mbulu refuse to have sex with their husbands, They believe that un-used sperms come out during menstruation, but since the period is past, these sperms will remain in the womb and grow into living creatures causing the woman to swell the stomach and then later die. The author, a Reverend and MA student at Mzuzu University, details the belief and its effect on society in Mzimba.

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About the Author

Bonet Kamwela

Rev Bonet Kamwela was born in 1971 in Simion Chawinga in Karonga District. He went to the following primary schools: Ighembe, Mayoka and St Paul's in Mzimba. He did his secondary school at Chilumba TTC and did his theological studies at Ekwendeni 2003-2005. He has served the following congregations: Eswazini, Kafukule and Chisansa. He holds a BTh from Livingstonia University and a MA from Jerusalem University in India. At present he is an MA student at Mzuzu University and has been serving at Mombwe CCAP congregation in Henga Presbytery since 2015.