Mumbwa (inhabited place)
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Showing the peasant Mwasya arousing the interest of a fellow villager in the literacy scheme.
Enamel badges and kind words are dispensed by the D of I to those who have not only learned but have also taught others, 1940 - 1949
The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'The District Commissioner, local missionary, and Chief Mono, with Mass Lit. Instructor interpreting, hold a meeting of tribal elders and village headmen under the meeting tree outside the Chiefi village, to explain the approaching Mass Lit. Campaign'.
The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'Same as 1 [i.e. Y3011U/463]. The missionary is [2 illegible words]. The spirit of the Director of Information remains in the vacant chair while he takes the picture'.
Showing two women learning to read. The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'The women, with husbands away at work on the mines, take more enthusiastically to learning than the men. They want to be able to write to their husbands asking for more money, and what about that fancy piece he has been seen with round the Indian stores!'.
The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'After six months a parade of new literates is to be held at the Boma (District HQ). The Chief makes a ceremonial entry with his band'.
The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'The parade, headed by a schoolboy band, and the Instructor with his wife who also instructs. The N on the banners stands for 'Namushishimuke' ('Wake Up') the title of the Mass Literacy primer in the Chila dialect'.
The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'The new literates (there would be more men but they can't all leave the gardens) listen to a pep talk from the Director of Information. It is their job to roll the snowball faster'.
The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'The parade ends with song, dance and music, which are positively necessary to every African occasion. So is beer, but I could not photograph that as they drank it at night'.
Showing musicians at the literary parade.
Showing the chief and councillors at the head of the parade of literates.
The typewritten caption on the reverse reads 'An old peasant, called Mwasya, on the edge of his mealie patch'.