A guide to grief: As told from the ‘inexperience’ of the living

By Alice Mbeya

As a fledgling, I had constantly been guided into knowing that there was a heaven and hell with one true God and that your place on earth and the ways you treated people would determine exactly where your eternity would be spent. As the years progressed and varied instances of inevitable and unexpected deaths came to light, my views of the afterlife faltered greatly.