Fifty Years of Kasempa District 1964-2014: Change and Continuity
by Dick Jaeger
This web page’s last major edit was in September & October 2018. Then in February 2019, pictures of Dick himself (along with his translator) were added. The goal has been to make the page more usable and helpful to website readers interested in Kasempa and Kaonde history. The page’s focus remains Dick’s 96 page pdf file with three parts divided into six chapters, but several supplementary things have been added as indicated below. In this pdf file, Dick provides many helpful pictures and maps of Kasempa with his text. (The maps were done by Mr. Joseph Chilila at the University of Zambia.) Also see other useful links to related materials. Especially note the three pictures of [Jesse] Jersey Jipampala Sandasanda, a very important figure in modern Kasempa/Kaonde History. Anyone interested in Kasempa District during the last 50 years is strongly urged to read Dick’s 96 page document. To open it, simply click this link: Kasempa by Dick Jaeger (pdf document) Or click here to just download his Table of Contents.
The following is a link to Dick’s 1981 dissertation, “Settlement patterns and rural development: a human geographical study of the Kaonde, Kasempa District, Zambia.” It is available for scholars to use at no cost from the University of Amsterdam’s website: http://dare.uva.nl/record/1/392622
Dick has spent most of his academic life focused on Kasempa District. Here are three photos of him spanning many years from about 1972 to 2010.
[Jesse] Jersey Jipampala Sandasanda was one of the first African educators in Kasempa. He is noted in my e-book as being very active in the early 1930s, but unfortunately I did not interview him. Dick tells me that he died recently as the headman of Kiboko Village, obviously at a very advanced age. Dick Jaeger had hoped to write a memorial about him, but has informed me that this is now unlikely. If Dick so decides, we shall add more material here to supplement the following three photographs.
Please use the following link to see more Kaonde / Kasempa materials. This is a website being developed by Bright Muya Kifita and his colleagues who wish to help everyone know more about their beloved part of the world: https://kaondewordpress.wordpress.com/