A comprehensive retelling of the Tumbuka history beginning in the 15th century, it unveils centuries of cultural evolution starting from their place of origination and into the society that they have formed today.
LUSAKA, Zambia (PRWEB) January 19, 2016
The history of the Tumbuka people is finally laid bare in authors Yizenge Chondoka and Frackson F. Bota’s newest historical nonfiction, "A History of the Tumbuka from 1400 to 1900" (published by Xlibris UK). A comprehensive retelling of the Tumbuka history beginning in the 15th century, it unveils centuries of cultural evolution starting from their place of origination and into the society that they have formed today.
"A History of the Tumbuka from 1400 to 1900" is the first book on the history of the Tumbuka that reveals their origins from the Luba Kingdom in the present Democratic Republic of Congo to where they are settled in the present day. It details their leaders, the routes they used, the kingdom they formed as well as the many cultural practices they have followed and how from the 18th century, their kingdom was invaded and ruled by many non-Tumbuka ethnic groups that were eventually absorbed in their culture.
"The study was overdue," says Professor Ackson Kanduza of the History Department of the University of Swaziland. "Fortunately, the delay has been rewarded because the duty of doing this important work fell in good hands . . . The book improves our understanding of the Tumbuka in the twentieth century and beyond . . . Probably the strongest strength of the book is that the general reader and the specialist will find it easy to read."
Offering valuable information to interested readers and scholars in African studies, the book is a significant piece of the puzzle that sheds much light on the wonderful bounty of African diversity.
“A History of the Tumbuka from 1400 to 1900”
By Yizenge Chondoka
Hardcover | 6x9in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781499096262
Softcover | 6x9in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781499096279
E-Book | 324 pages | ISBN 9781499096286
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About the Authors
Professor Yizenge A. Chondoka holds a diploma in secondary teaching from Kwame Nkrumah Teachers College; BA (Ed) and MA in history from the University of Zambia (UNZA); and a PhD from the University of Toronto in Canada. He joined the University of Zambia in 1985 and retired in December 2007. Before retiring, he taught history at Pennsylvania State University in the USA in the fall of 2007. In March 2008, he joined the Zambian Open University (ZAOU) where he is currently the dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is an author of many history books. He is married and has five children.
Frackson F. Bota was born in Dowoko village, Chief Muyombe in Mafinga District, Muchinga Province of Zambia. He trained as a Zambia enrolled nurse at Mwami Adventist Hospital School of Nursing in Chipata, Zambia. Thereafter, Mr. Bota trained as an ophthalmic nurse in Tanzania. He is also trained in basic laboratory techniques and as a psychosocial counselor. He is also married and has four kids. Bota is an excellent Tumbuka traditional historian and contributed immensely to field research for this book. He is retired and lives on his farm in Chipata.
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