Pa Nsaka with Kasonde!

Pa Nsaka—the physical space in my village that cements our community.   Umusha afwa nefyebo mukanwa is a Bemba axiom for “a slave dies with words in his/her mouth.” The ability to speak has always been linked to power. It is those in power that have always determined what stories are told, when they are told, and who tells them. As the old adage goes, “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.” I come from the Bemba tribe of Northern Zambia. Legend has it that there once was a chief who had committed...

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