Author Archives: Prof. Mwizenge S. Tembo

About Prof. Mwizenge S. Tembo

Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo is Professor of Sociology who has taught at Bridgewater College in Virginia in the United States for twenty years. He obtained his B.A in Sociology and Psychology at University of Zambia in his native country of Zambia in Southern Africa in 1976, M.A , Ph. D. at Michigan State University in Sociology in 1987. Dr. Tembo was born in 1954 in Chipata in the Eastern Province of his native country of Zambia in Southern Africa. While growing up as a child in the village in the Lundazi district among the Tumbuka people of Eastern Zambia in the Africa of the 1950s and 1960s, he developed a keen interest in reading, academics, storytelling, African traditional dances and drumming.

The Thrill of the Black Panther

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology I put on my colorful embroidered African shirt I brought from Zambia years ago. I put on my West African colorful hat. I wore my Zambian flag colors scarf around my … read more »

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Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder: Book Review

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D Professor of Sociology Nassim NicholasTaleb, Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder, New York: Random House, 2012, 2014, 519 pp. K182.00 ($18.00), Paperback. Introduction The popular wide spread belief that is reminiscent of the Western … read more »

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Woman Made me Love Zambia PART ELEVEN

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology Whether you were in Sinjembela in the Western Province, Garnerton on the Copperbelt, Munyumbwe and Chipepo Harbour in the remote Gwembe Valley in the Southern Province, Lake Mweru in Nchelenge in … read more »

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Woman Made me Love Zambia PART NINE

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology My office was on the second floor of NAMBOARD in the huge Kwacha House on the Northern end of Cairo Road in Lusaka. I walked into the chikwepe, lift or elevator … read more »

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Telling It Like It Is: Book Review

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D Professor of Sociology Marita Banda, Telling It Like It is, Lusaka: National Arts Council, 2016, 62 pp. K116.00 ($12.00),  Paperback. Introduction My soul stirred with tinny flashes of excited anticipation when I saw the … read more »

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The Interfaith Mission and the Lumpa Church Religious War in Zambia: Address to the Interfaith Gathering in Virginia in the United States of America.

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology Introduction The hot day was seething with dry heat in the summer of Savannah Zambia in Southern Africa in August 1964. My father, mother, my brothers, and sisters were worried. There … read more »

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Woman who Made me Love Zambia

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology President Kaunda was young. Simon Kapwepwe was young. Munukayumbwa Sipalo was young. Peter Matoka was young. Julia Chikamoneka was young.  Chibesa Kankasa was young. Mutumba Mainga Bull was young. Chieftainess Nkomesha … read more »

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Could this be the End of Peace in Zambia?

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology When I saw the images of the massive fire at the large sprawling Lusaka City Market in which 1,901 shops were destroyed, I was alarmed. I was aware that fire gutted … read more »

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Where Did We Come from or Does God Exist?; Astrophysics for people in a Hurry.

by Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D Professor of Sociology Neil deGrasse Tyson,, Astrophysics for people in a Hurry, New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2017, 222 pp, Hardcover, K174.35 ($18.95). Introduction When I was a child living at Chipewa … read more »

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