Suffering Soul of a Child

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I grew up in a large family of 9. It was school holidays. All my brothers and sisters were home; so were my older sisters 16 and 18 years old. They were going to Kanyanga Catholic Girls Boarding School. They … Continued

Suffering Soul Kuzingiziwa

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“The very attempts of modern societies to insulate themselves from suffering have resulted in a refusal of love, for the willingness to love and be loved makes suffering inevitable.” President Kenneth Kaunda, A Humanist in Africa, 1966, 1976, p. 40. … Continued

Soul Rapture Romance

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I drove in the Shenandoah Valley on the highway with the beautiful leaves covering the mountains on both sides. The leaves were a bright yellow, red, and burgundy as if they were glowing with ambers of fire. We had driven through … Continued


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I was first exposed to the image, meaning, and story of slavery in my sixth grade forty-one years ago. This was ten thousand miles away from the US in a small Tamanda Upper Boys Boarding school in the Eastern Province … Continued

Dinner by Moonlight

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Some of the most delicious meals that fed my soul were when I was growing up in my family. This was north of Chipata at Kasonjola School in the Eastern Province of rural Zambia in Southern Africa. My mother was … Continued

Masala: The Soul of the Savannah

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The Savannah in Zambia is characterized by scattered trees and short grasslands that often stretch for as far as the eye can. The Savannah in river valleys is a wholesome sight of beauty. The masala is different. There are small … Continued

Life is like a Candlelight

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When we are born as tiny babies, the mother, the birth attendant or midwife first hear a piercing cry as a symbol of the beginning of our lives. The crying later will signal discomfort or pain and laughter will represent … Continued