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Author Soko, Boston,
Title Vimbuza the healing dance of Northern Malawi / Boston Soko.
Imprint Zomba, Malawi : Imabili Indigenous Knowledge Publications, 2014.

Author Soko, Boston,
Series Imabali text ; no. 4
Imabali text ; no. 4.
Subject Ethnology -- Malawi.
Healing -- Malawi.
Tumbuka (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (263 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed July 17, 2014).
Contents Cover; Copyright page; Title page; Foreword; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Historical Background; Introduction; The Arrival of the Scottish Missionaries in Central Africa; The Situation of Vimbuza in 1900; The Elites Become Aware of their Culture; Indigenous Religion; Chikanga; The Present Status of the Dance and the Possession Cult; Researches on Vimbuza; Conclusion; Chapter 2: Vimbuza as a Possession Cult; The Vimbuza "Disease"; The Principal Types of Vimbuza; Denomination of Possession (of the olden days); The Forms which the Genies Take: Incarnation; Conception of Spirits.
Diagnosis of the DiseaseThe Symptoms; Phase 1: The Test; Phase 2: Dressing; Phase 3: The Dance; Phase 4: Chilopa; Phase 5: Kuputula; Possession generates divination; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Vimbuza as a Social Fact; Social Critique; The Resolution of Social and Family Conflicts; Transmission of Information; Historical Events; Conclusion; Chapter 4: Style in Vimbuza Songs; Parallelism; Phonology; Morphology; Synechdoche; Anglicisms in the Vimbuza songs; Conclusion; Conclusion; Abuse of the Sacredness of the Vimbuza Spirits; Prayers during a Vimbuza Dance Session; Use of Crosses; Costume.
Language of SongsVimbuza as Intangible Heritage; Chapter 5 -- Vimbuza Songs; Song no. 1 -- Gripa Jele; Song no. 2 -- Kaujo Kandambo; Song no. 3 -- Munde mundete; Song no. 4 -- Kupula kubaba; Song no. 5 -- Waya; Song no. 6 -- Mphika wanyole; Song no. 7 -- Uyaya Wanitayamo; Song no. 8 -- Mwalowana mwabene; Song no. 9 -- Kakoa; Song no. 10 -- Anyirongo awoli binu balero; Song no. 11 -- Singo; Song no. 12 -- Wete walira Mwana; Song no. 13 -- Chadoroka; Song no. 14 -- Muthengere muli minga; Song no. 15 -- Nkhwenda nkhule; Song no. 16 -- Zinyanga; Song no. 17 -- Tambala kwa Mahekeya; Song no. 18 -- NyaMtonga.
Song no. 19 -- A NelesoniSong no. 20 -- Mazgo ghane ni mungole; Song no. 21 -- Kuvina mutolerenge; Song no. 22 -- Chamukarawula; Song no. 23 -- KuJoni; Song no. 24 -- Kurya baka ndiko; Song no. 25 -- Amamavyara; Song no. 26 -- Mwana mubapire weya; Song no. 27 -- Dyera; Song no. 28 -- Wangiloya; Song no. 29 -- Bamuzi uno nkhwerekwere; Song no. 30 -- Kwithu ku Loudon; Song no. 31 -- Tiwonjele Fumu; Song no. 32 -- Mazombwe; Song no. 33 -- Chiwayawaya; Song no. 34 -- Chitewe mwataya; Song no. 35 -- Tambala walira ku msito; Song no. 36 -- Baming'ombwa; Song no. 37 -- Bamumphala; Song no. 38 -- Bulangeti.
Song no. 39 -- Wakwera loreSong no. 40 -- Ine lero namtengwa; Song no. 41 -- Namulandane; Song no. 42 -- Dende palije; Song no. 43 -- Mwana wa nkhuku; Song no. 44 -- Wamupala moto; Song no. 45 -- Kalulu nisebele nayo; Song no. 46 -- Siyageza; Song no. 47 -- Kayuni Karyarya; Song no. 48 -- Ku Joni bakopakochi?; Song no. 49 -- Mphapo yamala a Nyirongo; Song no. 50 -- Apongozi mbaheni; Song no. 51 -- Imwe mkuya ku Joni mwe; Song no. 52 -- Kumitala; Song no. 53 -- Tamala wabenge mwanalume; Song no. 54 -- Tamala; Song no. 55 -- Jesinala; Song no. 56 -- Sanje; Song no. 57 -- Baba wako; Song no. 58 -- Waziroya.
Song no. 59 -- Mwanituka waka.
Summary The purpose of this book is to show that the possession cult of Vimbuza presents itself as an oral genre which is part and parcel of African Oral Literature. The ethnolinguistic study which we undertake will permit us to catch a glimpse of its whole complexity. The analysis has a bearing on four principal aspects. Historical developments: a certain number of facts concerning the birth of possession among the Tumbuka; possession: the study attempts to show how the cult articulates itself with its beliefs and the use of divination; the social role: analysis of social functions; the style: an ana.
ISBN 9789990802504 (electronic bk.)
9990802505 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # MWT11581690
OCLC # 889263030
Additional Format Print version: Soko, Boston. Vimbuza the healing dance of Northern Malawi. Zomba, Malawi : Imabili Indigenous Knowledge Publications, 2014 261 pages 9789990802474

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