ISBN 9789996066061
Pages 72
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2021
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

The Bird Boy's Song

by Steve Chimombo

The Bird Boy's Song is a retelling of the common Malawian folk story. "The Orphan and the Slave". The story recounts a slave's usurpation of his master's place, which he enjoys for a short time, until he is unmasked. The author used modern storytelling techniques to dramatise this popular trickster tale. 

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About the Author

Steve Chimombo

Steve Chimombo was born and died in Zomba leaving his wife, daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren. He was educated in Malawi, Wales, England, and the United States of America. He held a doctorate from Columbia University New York, and an Honorary Fellowship in writing from Iowa University. He was Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Malawi. Chimombo was also poet, play write, short story writer, novelist, editor and literary critic.