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Culture Smart! Zambia offers the reader a glimpse behind the tourist panorama of unspoilt nature and the busy urban life, luxury hotels, shopping malls, and rush-hour bottlenecks of Zambia’s big cities. It paints a vivid picture of the psyche of a people who have been shaped by their geography and history.

Zambia is a scenic utopia with a stunning landscape of forest, woodland, and grassland traversed by mighty rivers whose journeys are marked by floodplains, swamps, waterfalls, lakes, and long, languid loops to the sea.  In Zambia the “real Africa” of old mixes comfortably with the new. This large, landlocked country in central southern Africa is named after the mighty Zambezi River, which rises in the remote Kalene Hills in its northwest. Mineral-rich, with vast untapped agricultural, water, energy, and human potential, Zambia sits on the investor’s leader board for Africa.

The Zambian people reflect the blend of traditional and modern Africa. A nation made up of more than seventy ethnic groups, it has moved through diverse tribal histories, European colonization, socialist philosophy and rhetoric, and, finally, a gung-ho charge into multiparty capitalism in the early 1990s.  This pocket guide provides a rare insight into the feelings, behavior, and ideas that permeate Zambian society, which will enable visitors to understand their hosts more fully and make the most of their stay.

ANDREW LORYMAN, after graduating with an M.A.Ed. from Brunel University, London, lived and taught in Zambia for twenty years, working in mission, government, private and mine schools in Western, Central, and Lusaka Provinces. Formerly the national coach for the Zambia men’s volleyball team, and for many years chairman of the schools’ volleyball association, he has spent time in every province in the country. During his years in Zambia, as well as teaching, he wrote articles for the Zambia Daily Mail using the name Sitali Mulenga, and with his wife, who is Zambian, ran a chain of hair salons and a tailoring business, and kept 2,000 chickens and ducks on a smallholding.