EYE OF THE NEEDLE

EYE OF THE NEEDLE TRAVEL WRITER’S JOURNAL Inspiring creative writing through travel and photography The principle behind the ‘eye of the needle’ is making sacrifices and in the case of the lesson that the Lord Jesus Christ gave, it was about making the ultimate sacrifice for one to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. A young man came to him to try and understand how he could enter the Kingdom of God. “Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain eternal life?” Jesus said, “If you want to be perfect,…

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Biete Maryam

Biete Maryam TRAVEL WRITER’S JOURNAL Inspiring creative writing through travel and photography  Biete Maryam (All photos taken by Kafula Mwila: www.kafulamwila.com ) On the 28th of July annually the people gather in the courtyard of Biete Maryam (House of Mary) to celebrate the Day of the Virgin Mary. Men and women gather around the priests and monks who lead in the prayers that are punctuated with chants, clinging of bells and playing of the kebero by the deacons. The men form the inner circle and sit on a carpeted section…

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ST. GIYORGIS

ST GIYORGIS TRAVEL WRITER’S JOURNAL Inspiring creative writing through travel and photography ST GIYORGIS Biete Giyorgis – said to be the most finely executed and well preserved Also known as St. George, the church is believed to have been the last to be constructed. According to myth, King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela constructed this master piece after receiving instruction from God. This cultural belief could be related to the biblical account of Noah, who received instruction from God to build an Ark. Biete Giyorgis is a replica of the Ark, with…

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PILGRIMAGE TO LALIBELA

PILGRIMAGE TO LALIBELA TRAVEL WRITER’S JOURNAL Inspiring creative writing through travel and photography PILGRIMAGE TO LALIBELA When you disembark from the aircraft at the small airport up north of Ethiopia, the pilot will give you the most welcoming message, which is spoken with great pride. He will finish off the message with “Enjoy Lali! Indeed it is a message that marks the beginning of a journey into a rich history, culture and religion that spans many centuries. Lalibela, which is located in the Amhara region, is a mountainous town which…

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Deflowered

‘DEFLOWERED’ is every woman’s story. It goes without saying that if ‘you are not affected then at least you know someone who is’. Kafula tells the story of two friends passionately who are victims of sexual crimes. The two friends, Sali and Lynn, meet later and become close friends who fight against the stigma of being sexually violated by men whom they thought were their best friends; for Sali her uncle Bento and Lynn, her own father. The story portrays how such a friendship, can help rebuild broken fences; trust, self-esteem…

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Kafula’s Essentials: A Short Story Collection

Here is just a little snippet of what this amazing collection by Zambia’s fastest rising literary star, Kafula Mwila, has to offer. ……. Today, he had stopped over at the Cathedral. He had arrived in the morning. After parking his car, he had walked as if in a hurry, only to stop in front of the building. He had made up his mind. His eyes fell on the steps. He knew exactly how many steps led to the top.  ‘Seventy-seven’, he muttered…….. ……….She pulled the cover up to her chest,…

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About The Author

  KAFULA MWILA Born on September 2, 1969, in Zambia, Kafula has grown up in her country for the most part of her life. She is a self-motivated, energetic, enthusiast who pursues the arts with much passion. “I ‘believe in living life to the fullest and enjoying every facet of creation with every opportunity’. Kafula lives her life purposefully and insists that every person has a path and that they should follow it through because that is where true happiness is found. ‘Trying to walk the life of another person…

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The Influence Of The Quality Of Education On Literacy

THE INFLUENCE OF THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION ON LITERACY TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE On developing the literary arts in Zambia-with a focus on fiction writing. THE INFLUENCE OF THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION ON LITERACY   I wish to open the discussion by applauding the gallant men and women who, under very difficult circumstances stand on the frontlines of the education system to deliver to as many as possible the much needed education. Zambia is to a very large extent an academic nation whose job market still depends on qualified people.…

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What Standard Should Measure Our Literacy

WHAT STANDARD SHOULD MEASURE OUR LITERACY TOWARD A ZAMBIAN GENRE On developing the literary arts in Zambia-with a focus on fiction writing. WHAT STANDARD SHOULD MEASURE OUR LITERACY Zambia inherited its school curricula from the colonial masters and since then very little has been done to align the various syllabi to the context of the Zambian environment, such as the job market, the needs of the local people and the capacities of the learners. For a long time after independence and until recently, English was and is still being used…

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Travel Blogs

PILGRIMAGE TO LALIBELA When you disembark from the aircraft at the small airport up north of Ethiopia, the pilot will give you the most welcoming message, which is spoken with great pride. He will finish off the message with “Enjoy Lali! Indeed it is a message that marks the beginning of a journey into a rich history, culture and religion that spans many centuries. Lalibela, which is located in the Amhara region, is a mountainous town which is about 700 kilometers away from the capital city Addis Ababa; you can…

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