ISBN 9789990816372
Pages 476
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2000
Publisher Kachere Series, Malawi
Format Paperback

Wisdom of the People

2000 Chinyanja Proverbs

edited by Joseph Chaphadzika Chakanza

There are few published collections of Chinyanja proverbs, many of which are in danger of being lost forever. This collection of proverbs and figurative expressions is an important contribution to the preservation of traditional wisdom from this Malawian language group. Chinyanja is becoming a principal lingua franca in Central Africa and the preservation of an integral part of its culture is preserved through recording the wisdom of the ages. English translations and explanations of proverbs are given.
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About the Editor

Joseph Chaphadzika Chakanza

Dr Joseph Chaphadzika Chakanza was Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Chancellor College, University of Malawi. He studied Social Anthropology at Oxford University and had a special interest in New Religious Movements. He was the founding editor of the journal Religion in Malawi.

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