Dr. Teddy Andrew Mulenga
About The Author
Dr. Teddy Andrew Mulenga was born in 1958 in the Northern town of Kasama, Zambia. He completed Secondary school at the elite Hillcrest National Technical school in 1978.After compulsory military training entered the University of Zambia where he majored in Philosophy and Psychology up to 1982 when he won a scholarship to study medicine in the then Soviet Union. He graduated with distinctions in Surgery, Internal medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr. Mulenga obtained numerous literally certificates during his University studies. His working career took him from Ndola Central hospital to Botswana where he worked for more than 20 years. The author has widely traveled in Europe and Africa which culminated into a high curiosity for human thought and the guest for self-actualization. Dr Mulenga, an avid and chess player speaks five languages fluently; English, Russian, Setswana, Bemba and Nyanja. He is now domiciled in the tourist capital of Zambia, Livingstone, and tenminutes’ drive from the mighty Victoria Falls. He has two pulished book titles, The Sceptic and Life’s Pitfalls.
Sysnopsis - The Skpetic
The book is a whirlwind of thought and life in general. Its main purpose is not hate speech but subjects everything to rigorous questions and seeks answers to seemingly insurmountable problems. Some views expoundedin this book will no doubt raise some dust. But if dust has to be raised to reach to truth, so be it, no apologies. The author writes to be damned, but will not accept any thing that is advanced without evidence. The book in the first chapter guides the reader through the author’s struggles and in a way is a motivational piece as it shows that all is possible through not giving up, in spite of insurmountable odds. As a practical demonstration, of the power of being a Sceptic, the reader is taken through the fundamentals of the poorly understood topic of hypnosis. The reader is guided through the practical ways of becoming not only a hypnotist, but a way to improve one’s memory. The section on how to study for success will certainly help those that are engaged in pursuing knowledge in any field. It has been used by the author himself and many others in their successful studies over a long period. In this way the book is a small but powerful educational tool.. A small part is what the author calls common Science; which of course may not be so common after all. The book shows through brutal examination of traditional views that the Sceptic sooner than later reaches to the truth. There are few topics in the book that the author has inserted purely to provide rest periods from the hard philosophical and scientific arguments that follow. Satire that may seem to exhibit itself in some topics should be seen from this point of view. It is the considered view of the author that many views that appear in this book, if taken as way of life would improve the world as we know it, be it socially, economically or politically. Topics on homosexuality, abortion, capital punishment, witchcraft, afterlife, and death, miracles, language and quality leadership among others are always brushed away without due thoughtful process especially in the African context. The book touches on these sensitive topics with candor and vigour, honesty and brutally.
The Sceptic is as good source of wisdom to research students and those whose decisions do affect the vast majority of their people. The unconventional interesting way the various topics have been handled make reading of seemingly difficult topics enjoyable and can be read in any order for they do not follow a linear structure.
Common myths prevalent in society are tackled with clarity towards the end of the book. The shooting down of some common myths, including the myths surrounding weight reduction and alcohol are a source of knowledge and guidance for those not lucky enough to be privy to very deep scientific evaluations of things. The book does not claim absolute knowledge but is an honest guide to those who do not fear to think.
This small book is a dynamite of knowledge especially in most African countries where ignorance is the order of the day.
Synopsis - Life's Pitfalls
The best teacher of life is life itself.
This is a book on the ditches that we all fall into as we traverse the earth. Some will avoid the pit falls from parental guidance, some from teachers and yet, some may come to truth through trial and error, which is the harder way out. Life’s pitfalls bridges this gap by providing warning lights to those that may read it. It is a product of the author’s personal struggles and the struggles of those he came to know, coupled with a bit of research here and there of successful and unsuccessful people. It is not a book of regrets but of life as it ought to be lived.
Life’s pit falls does not pretend to have all the answers of life but it’s a pretty little book for those that do not want to grapple in the dark......