The Republic of Zambia, is in Southern Africa. Her neighbors are the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to the South, and Malawi to the east. Angola lies to the west. On 24th October 1964, the country declared independence from the British who had colonized and called her Rodhesia after Cecil Rhodes. Letters to My Children is authored by Kenneth Kaunda who was Zambia’s first head of state. He was in power from 1964 to 1991. In 2010, the World Bank named Zambia as one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Zambia's economy is built on her natural resources which include: minerals such as copper and diamonds. Did the Khoisan people have a way of writing or leaving messages as they hunted and gathered food in part of the world we now call Zambia? The Bantus are said to have settled in Zambia from the 12th Century. Did they write something or are the first letters drawn in the cuontry the legacy of the Portugues Francisco de Lacerda Jose Maria, the first European to visit Zambia in the 18th Century? What can we say about writing in Zambia in the far past? Today Zambia has many writers. It also has 45 languages. According to experts two of these languages have no mother- tongue speakers.