Singing for Freedom


Author: Andreya S. Masiye

ISBN: 978-9982-24-122-9



Singing for Freedom is a lively personal record of the author’s experiences as a radio-commumcations expert during the Zambian independence struggle.
Andreya Sylvester Masiye shows how the combination of songs, folklore and news broadcasts provided an effective und popular weapon in strengthening the nationalist cause. He also describes how the use of traditional proverbs. chanting and speech-making provided exceptional material for political agitation through the mass-media.

Andreya Masiye’s career spans time spent as a forester, teacher, soldier,
broadcaster, senior civil servant, nominated member of parliament, diplomat
and lawyer. He served as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Nigeria and later
as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. He became a prominent
Zambian lawyer and established the law firm Andrea Masiye & Company.

During an active and varied career the author also published many articles
and short stories in English and several Zambian languages He also
produced several English radio dramas and a stage play, ‘Lands of Kazembe’ —
based upon historical records of Portuguese trading exploits across southern Africa.