Zambian Diaspora Personality – Mother, Carer and Author “Me and my Mum” – Grace Chama-Pupe
Grace Chama-Pupe (nee’) Grace Chama Katebe was born on 28th December, 1952 in Chief Mulala area, Luwingu District, Northern Province, Zambia.
She attended local schools before she was selected at the age of 12, to enrol at Chipili Girls Boarding School, a prestigious mission school run by then white missionaries from the Anglican Church situated near Mansa, Luapula Province.
After primary school, Grace went to Kasama Girls Secondary School in Northern Province of Zambia where she obtained 8 ‘O’ Levels.
In 1973 Grace enrolled at Evelyn Hone College to pursue a Secretarial Course. However, after a brief high profile secretarial career in Zambia, Grace and her family migrated to the United Kingdom. Grace pursued a four year degree course at the University of East London where she attained a B.A. (Hon) Sociology Degree and a Certificate of Qualified Social Workers (CQSW) She further attained a Diploma in Community and Primary Health Care (Dip.CPHC) at Westminster University, London.
Married and a mother of four, Grace worked as a Social Worker in various London Local Authorities before she returned home to Zambia in 2011.
Grace today, is a proud mother of four adult children, and five grandchildren. She readily admits that she now lives in two countries as she divides her time between nursing her mother in Zambia and making frequent visits to her family back in the United Kingdom.
The unexpected responsibility left on her to care and look after her widowed mother who suffers from on-set dementia led her to writing a book detailing her everyday frustrations as well as exciting moments with her elderly mother.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Trafford (July 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466943939
- ISBN-13: 978-1466943933
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
The book is also available on Amazon Kindle; Barnes & Noble; WHSmith. The book is all about “DEMENTIA AWARENESS” in Africa and Zambia in particular. Grace can be contacted directly on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +44 7404505035.