Term “Bride Price” Should be Banned

by Mwizenge S. Tembo Professor of Sociology Introduction The term “Bride Price” should immediately be banned from use anywhere in Zambia and Africa to refer to one of our cherished customs. I realize that the Europeans invented this term “Bride … read more

Lusaka is a Driving Nightmare

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology Introduction I had just finished shopping at the Downtown Shopping Mall on the South-End of Cairo Road around the Kafue Round About. I turned left heading South to Kafue but I … read more

Everyone Needs Kukaya

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology Introduction What is a Kukaya? Kaya is a Tumbuka language noun which depicts a physical place in Savannah Africa where people who are closely related due to deep kinship ties build … read more

Ta-Lakata: Tears of Africa – Book Review

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology Princess Zindaba Nyirenda, Ta Lakata: The Tears of Africa,  New York: Eloquent Books, 2009, 209 pp., 30.00 US Dollars, Hard Cover. The world has information technology explosion; the internet, the cell … read more

What Good is Thanksgiving this year?

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology We are only fourteen days from the terrible Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed and scores wounded. Before that, suicide bombings in Beirut had killed 43 and wounded 239. … read more

Principles of Electricity in a Zambian Language?

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology Since the British colonized the then Northern Rhodesia now independent Zambia in late 1800s, we have been made to believe that English is the only, best, and superior language to express … read more

Gender Based Violence: Zambian Solutions

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology Introduction My 22 year old niece was about to complete her studies at Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka so she could graduate with a Diploma in Gender Studies. But she was … read more

Critical Book Review: Have my Views Changed?

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. The Africans, by David Lamb, New York, Random House, 1982, 363 pp. $17.95, Hardcover. ******************** David Lamb, author and journalist, opens the book with a bang whose reverberations might remind the reader of the … read more

Are You a Hopeless Romantic?

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology I caught the radio news story in the middle during the second week of August in 2008.  “….he grew up poor working in the fields in the American South. His rise … read more

Is Tribalism Threatening One Zambia One Nation?

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology “And Chama said the UPND in Southern Province were polygamous by nature and “may be by having so many children, one day after 100 years, they may lead the country, but … read more