Author Archives: Theresa Lungu

About Theresa Lungu

Theresa Lungu is founder of Books for Zambia, Born and raised in Luanshya, Zambia, Theresa has seen and felt the acute need for enhanced early childhood education in Zambia. She started Books For Zambia in 2003 to save Luanshya Library from the verge of closure. A graduate of Boston College, she now lives in Massachusetts and works at Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child. Theresa is also the author of ‘Twilight In The Morning’ and is looking to publish her second novel, 'Torment of an Angel' in the near future.

Love Zambia, Please

By Theresa Lungu When I left Zambia for the US over a decade ago, I was so relieved to get out. I was confident America would be beautiful and perfect. However, in this great nation, full of wonder and opportunity, … read more »

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Conversations in AIDS

By Theresa Lungu A couple of years ago, while studying at Boston College in Massachusetts, I was asked to be a guest speaker in an undergraduate class; AIDS in Africa.

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MUVI TV Boosts Women’s Inferiority?

By Theresa Lungu I was rather startled by a recent video report by Muvi TV. Their reporter, Mwaka Namfukwe was in Kantolomba Township in Ndola covering a story she titled, Some Civic Leaders in Ndola’s Kantolomba Township have resolved to … read more »

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By Theresa Lungu The picture of Iris Kaingu entering Lusaka Central Prison, her head bowed in shame, her young face marred with worry is a testimony of Zambia’s twisted and incompetent justice system. Thankfully her bright yellow blouse throws an … read more »


By Theresa Lungu It has been interesting to read the varying reactions of Zambians to the suggestion by UN Secretary General Ki-Moon for Zambia to consider gay rights.   The headline has been the most commented on story on blogs. “Homosexuality … read more »


The international theme for World AIDS Day 2011, backed by the World AIDS Campaign and UNAIDS, is ‘Getting to zero’, namely zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Here at UKZAMBIANS we are thankful to Theresa Lungu … read more »


By Theresa Lungu I am still recovering from the bad taste of having Xavier Chungu being appointed and revoked as Luapula Province Permanent Secretary and it came as a shock to hear that Dr. Simon Miti has been appointed and … read more »