Culture July 12, 2020 at 09:00 am

A look at the Chewa people of Malawi and their secret cult of dancers

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola July 12, 2020 at 09:00 am

July 12, 2020 at 09:00 am | Culture

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According to South World, there are rules which do not allow Chewa people to speak directly to their heads as intermediaries are in charge of communication between the people and their heads and vice versa. These same rules are applied to the relationship between God and men. The creator deity Chiuta is not supposed to address human beings directly and vice versa. “Intermediaries are needed again, and the best suited for this role, in this case, are the spirits of the ancestors,” according to South World.

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