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||Brief personal information, including the fact that he is divorced.
Dam planned without consultation with the chiefs.
||Chieftancy in Molika-liko.
Changes in children’s behaviour: “he won’t respect you whether you are his father or not, or whether you are calling him, they no longer have that obedience”.
Traditions: “Now those that are still practised are few and they are practised differently.” Initiation still practised but without many of the traditional observances.
||Mekete ea balimo (feasts of the gods) still prepared by the elderly. People are expected to help and if someone does not “…she is not regarded well in the eyes of the nation (community) because she does not have love for unity.”
Matsema (communal work) largely replaced by paid work.
||Matsema in the past: “there would be joy, they would drink liquor and do all those things, but they no longer dance like they used to do”.
Death and burial practices: chief summonses people to night vigil, after which the grave is dug: “He has died so he deserves to be buried by these people. He is not only his family’s responsibility.” Nowadays people sometimes refuse – another example of a waning tradition, which the narrator puts down to lack of guidance from the chief or problems between villages.
||Agriculture – main crops grown.
Qualities of cannabis; it makes people “praise their chiefs and they would be happy. Most of all it makes a strong person”.
Other uses of cannabis – eg to slow the heart beat; as a weaning aid
|Section Section 6-8
||Long, confusing account of chieftainship, family history, etc.
His guardian and other supporters.
||Chief’s role in dealing with conflicts in the village; some passed on to the court of law.
Importance of agriculture: “the whole of this mountainous area of Molika-liko comes to buy their crops here because of their beauty”.
|Section Section 10-11
||Income from cannabis.
Brief description of local churches (various denominations) and their schools.
Things he likes most about Molika-liko - agriculture, water and most of all pasture, and wheat ploughing; the lack of grass in other areas.