ISBN 9789996066641
Pages 286
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2022
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Wisdom of the Tumbuka People

Vinjeru vya Ŵanthu ŵa Citumbuka

by William Mumba

Proverbs in Africa are capsules of the wisdom of the people. Luviri Press is happy to present another collection of such proverbs this time focussing on the Tumbuka people who live in Northern Malawi and Eastern Zambia. The people of Central Africa are a mixed people with mixed cultures due to a mixed history. Citumbuka, the language as it is known today, is a result of a complex process of interactions of the different languages of ethnic groups knitted together by historical events. A study of the Tumbuka proverbs and expressions reveal this cultural interaction.

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