Review Fr. Dominic Nchete
A True Witness to the Service of God
Keywords: Life Stories, Narrative, Fr. Dominic Nchete, Witness, Servant of God
AbstractZambian scholars have started paying attention to local stories by either retelling the missionary tales from a Zambian perspective or bringing new cases to the fore. Reverend Father Hector Mwale, a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Monze, combines the two when he narrates the story of Fr. Dominic Nchete, the first Tonga Catholic Priest. At just over 200 hundreds pages, the book is a quick pick for early scholars of religion and education in Zambia. It utilises the omniscient 3rd person narrative style with simple, straight forward language to explore the life of Fr. Nchete from his royal childhood under Chief Monze the ‘Rain Maker,’ priestly training and early service during a racially and politically charged period in Zambia’s history through his trials and perseverance, up to his death in 1992.