Nyau boy returns to school

A fifteen year old Grade five pupil at Lusandwa Primary School in Lusangazi District of Eastern Province, who had temporarily quit school to be initiated into a Nyau Dancer, has returned to school. Nyau Dancers are a group of men who are responsible for initiating boys into adulthood and are best known for performing the Gule Wamkulu, a dance practiced by the Chewa people in Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
ZANIS reports that when the boy was visited by Lusangazi District Social welfare Officer, Ristone Njobvu, the visibly shy boy narrated that he decided to join the Nyau group against his parents wish and that of the school authorities because he felt it was important to embrace culture since he was a Chewa by tribe from Katete District.

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.lusakatimes.com/2023/11/08/nyau-boy-returns-to-school/

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