Government encourages Zambian authors to write more books about Zambia’s cultural heritage

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Minister of Tourism and Arts Hon. Charles Banda Banda shares a light Moment with Mr. Akashambatwa- Mbikusita Lewanika at the event.
Minister of Tourism and Arts Hon. Charles Banda Banda shares a light Moment with Mr. Akashambatwa- Mbikusita Lewanika at the event.

Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda has encouraged Zambian authors to write books on the country’s cultural heritage as a true identity of who they are.

Mr. Banda says if the country continues being weak in writing about its own heritage, present and future generations will not fully understand the country’s cultural heritage.

ZANIS reports that the minister said this last night in Lusaka when he officiated at the launch of three books ‘The Prehistory of the 73 plus Bantu Language Groups of Zambia’, ‘300 BC-AD1600, Zambia’s Outstanding Natural Cultural Historical Sites’ and ‘The Barotse in Maps by Nicholas Katenekwa.

The Tourism Minister explained that the books will bring out a number of positive lessons and attributes about the country and its citizens.

“ The Prehistory Of The 73 Plus Bantu Language Groups of Zambia, 300 BC-AD1600 has put the nation in the limelight to the entire world as the book touches the subject of the Bantu people of the entire Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Mr. Banda.

The Minister said the book has also provided a new interpretation of the classification, origins and migration of the 600 plus Bantu languages and language groups of Africa.

He further hoped that this realization would minimize the xenophobic tendencies of many people in most countries that has taken roots recently.

And the author, Nicholas Katenekwa , said he wrote about Zambia’s Outstanding Sites primarily to make Zambians aware of the rich heritage legacy they live with and their obligation to hand it to the next generation in the original condition.

Mr. Katenekwa who is also an archeologist said Zambia’s tourism has remained based on two single products of world firm-the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site and its rich wildlife estate, saying that Zambia is so blessed with so many types of outstanding heritage sites.

He noted that Zambia’s tourism has been entirely based on foreign tourists yet Zambians can be a much more sustainable tourism base, if only they knew and appreciated their rich heritage legacy.

This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS yesterday by Ministry of Tourism and Arts Public Relations Officer Sakabilo Kalembwe.

Minister of Tourism and Arts Hon. Charles Banda Banda receiving Barotse Maps from renowned archeologist and author Nicholas Katanekwa.
Minister of Tourism and Arts Hon. Charles Banda Banda receiving Barotse Maps from renowned archeologist and author Nicholas Katanekwa.
Minister of Tourism and Arts Hon. Charles Banda Banda receiving Barotse Maps from renowned archeologist and author Nicholas Katanekwa.
Minister of Tourism and Arts Hon. Charles Banda Banda receiving Barotse Maps from renowned archeologist and author Nicholas Katanekwa.
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  1. ati shani??

    “… country continues being weak in writing about its own heritage, present and future generations will not fully understand the country’s cultural heritage.“

    This is self inflicted, my opinion is best to keep silent about it, cause as we know it, corruption should remain in the past and there is no way any sensible Zambian will meaningfuly produce cultural heritage without mentioning corruption. Let sleeping dogs lie…

    People are busy trying to make a living in a very difficult environment.

    This is what happens when governments misallocate or misappropriate resources over a long period of time.

    It starts reducing and affecting the resourcefulness of its own citizenry and has immense adverse effects.

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  2. To say that we are Bantu people is a false narrative taught to us by a white man. That’s a lie told by white europeans. You don’t know the real history of black people of southern africa. Black southern africans are the real Hebrews of the Bible. They migrated from Jerusalem when Jerusalem was finally destroyed and came down to Ethiopia through Yemen. Don’t believe a white man telling you that they are Jews. They were No white people in the Bible. The real Jews are black people. The Bible is black history. Go to Zimbabwe and interview the people of the tribe of LEMBA. Those are the remnants of the real Hebrews of the Bible who left Jerusalem after the siege. Don’t believe this white people history lesson. It’s all Lies! What type of archeologists is this man?

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    • Rightoo! Lombe. The West, as usual, has misappropriated the Bible. There were no whites in the Bible. Abraham, the father of Israel, was certainly not white; but an ‘adopted’ Hebrew; and certainly not a Jew. The people of Israel were NOT Jews and were NOT white. They were Black. That is why down the line, when Noah was born, his Black parents were shocked that they hard given birth to a ‘white’ child; apparently, Noah was an albino. Christianity is a Middle Eastern religion and NOT a Western religion!!! Beware.

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    • Very true… am glad there’s so many of us who know this… that’s how far back we should stretch…

      Though the story would be patchy and scanty.

      However, We know about this because of Nimrod, king of Shinar, was, according to the Book of Genesis and Books of Chronicles, the son of Cush, therefore the great-grandson of Noah.

      Nimrod was black. His grandfather Ham had two brothers shem and Jasphet.

      Therefore if Ham equal to black, Shem the bloodline of Joseph, who adopted Jesus equal to black.

      So yes, you are right but also you should know that blacks are Jews. The Jews in Israel are Ashkenazi Jews from Russia.

      Romans 9:6-7 For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel.

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  3. Also we know that a white man was engineered by a black man called Yakub. The Black Scientist That Created White People.

    Apparently a white man started getting into existence on the island of Patmos where they were only allowing lighter babies to survive…

    So generation after generation we get what we have now… fulfilling Yakubu’s with of a race that would rule over black peoples.

    Sounds far fetched doesn’t it? Food for thought!

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  4. Ba Lt BOZA! Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda has ENCOURAGED??? Kuti??
    You dont encourage by merely talking. Government should be seen to encourage by offering financing, or enabling publishing. So far government hasnt encouraged anyone.

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