These papers in honour of Professor Mildred Nkolola-Wakumelo's sterling contributions to the research and teaching of the linguistics of African languages represent a compendium of cutting-edge insights on some of the pregnant issues in African linguistics. This cohort of scholars have in this collection, with penetrating and daring views, opened up novel perspectives towards better understanding of the constituent features of African languages, particularly in Southern Africa. They cover a wide range of concerns and are theoretically inspired by autonomous philosophical assumptions and considerations. This has invested an intellectual flavour bristling with richness and tapestry to this volume. The contributors to the text have done great honour to the memory of Professor Nkolola-Wakumelo.