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Originally published in History in Africa. Volume 35. 2008. p. 439-453.

Verbeek (1987) argues most persuasively that Chipimpi, the mythological first chief of the Lamba mentioned on p. 6 of this paper, is a representation of Yeke king Msiri, who conquered and enslaved the Lamba and neighboring peoples in Katanga from his capital at Bunkeya. Thus the mythological chief Chipimpi is an appropriate target for patricide.



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