I read through the Eddah Chitalo interview last week with a lot of enthusiasm. Here is one of those stories that takes me back to an era long forgotten when women were fighters and initiators.
I am touched by how much hard work she has put in from the Kamuzu era up until the present day. Even though she has grown older, she refuses to stay put and instead tends to her garden and livestock so she can keep busy.
She also says that she is still very active within the church, which is quite inspirational. Even though I am of this generation, I agree with EddahÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s analysis of the younger women. She says we are more taken up by material things while the women of her time were hard workers who put their hearts into looking after their families.
Even though most of us are climbing up the corporate ladder right now, we still need to learn a thing or two from the women of the previous generation in terms of demeanour, hard work, home making, looking after families, respecting our husbands, raising our children and so much more.