Lost History in libation ceremony


Lost History Foundation will on Saturday hold a libation ceremony (Nsembe ya Makolo) at LHF Studios in Namiwawa, Blantyre.

The event, where the dress code is Afrikan attire, will feature activities such as traditional dances, poetry, lessons and discussions on Afrikan culture and history.

The organisers also emphasised that the ceremony is all about calling on ancestors and Namalenga for protection in the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy as well as thanksgiving for 2023 harvests.


Lost History Foundation Executive Director Conleith Selenje said Wednesday that every society, knowingly, or unknowingly, is embedded in culture and that the true identity of Africans comes into perspective based on their culture.

“Our culture defines our destiny, from when we have existed up to the present time. Our culture follows our lives in every aspect of our existence; in language, values, rituals and general patterns of behaviour. It is very important for every African on the soil of Africa or in the diaspora to be embracing what is ours,” Selenje said.

Lost History Foundation Director of Research Paliani Chinguwo said the event is open to all Africans who are culturally conscious and proud to be African.

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