Zambia is the home of Victoria Falls, which has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. In addition to the economic boost provided by the Victoria Falls and its abundant copper resources, Zambia has also benefited from a relatively stable political situation. Until 1964, Zambia, then-called Northern Rhodesia, was under British administration. Kenneth Kuanda was President of Zambia from its independence until 1991, and was responsible for nationalising many key Zambian industries. Zambia's current president is Michael Sata.
Zambia's best-known writer is Binwell Singyangwe. His novel Cowrie of Hope tells the story of an impoverished young widow who goes to the city in order to seek for a way to pay for her daughter's education. The Laments by George Hagen follows the journey of Will, a boy who was switched at birth and raised by a family who settles in Northern Rhodesia, which would soon become Zambia.
Contemporary poet and intellectual Malama Katulwende's Bitterness is centred on the political struggle of Zambian students fighting for greater political opportunities. It also reveals the struggles of integrating African traditions with an increasingly globalised world. Novelist Grieve Sibale published his first work, Between Two Worlds, in 1979. His more recent works include The Land in the Sun and Murder in the Forest.