During my search for historical books and documents about Namwala I found the book The Long Grass (published in 1958 by Robert Hale). In this book Tony Lawman writes about his experiences as a British colonial officer and journalist in the 1950s in Zambia, formerly Northern Rhodesia. In chapter 12 he writes about the remoteness of Namwala and about the unique and impressive life of the Ila people. He also mentions his meeting with Chief Mukobela, the grandfather of the present Chief Wesley Mukobela.
Additional historical documents about Namwala and Baila can be found in the category Links and Literature.
Johannes van der Weijden