The local people also started to understand her work. [Colson
worked] as you are now doing, by visiting people in different parts.
You visit people in Siameja and also visit their relatives who work
[in town]. They [the local people] were pleased to know how people
live, those that have died or have left the place or arrived in the
place. This showed the people [that] she was concerned with their
problems and way of life. In 1978 when she departed they were
happy [with her visit]. [When she came again] they no longer asked
such questions as what Kamwale wanted, but [instead asked]
whether Kamwale knew each one of them. Kamwale would
acknowledge saying she knew them. ‘‘You are such, such. You
are Tom’s son, you are Galantia’s son,’’ and so on.
(Kaciente Chifumpu, speaking to Lisa Cliggett,
a new Gwembe project researcher)∞
I remember going to mass with Blackson at the White Fathers’
mission. We were kneeling, and at some point I noticed Blackson
scribbling away in his notebook. (John Barnes, recalling
M. B. Lukhero’s devotion to fieldwork)≤
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