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By Owen J. M. Kalinga

Malawi, tested because the British protectorate of Nyasaland in 1891, won its independence in 1964 and moved instantly into 3 many years of one-party rule. because the mid-1990s, in spite of the fact that, the rustic has held multi-party elections, as directed by way of its structure, and President Bingu wa Mutharika is presently serving his moment time period. The fourth version of the Historical Dictionary of Malawi, now newly elevated and up to date, covers quite a lot of parts in Malawi historical past, together with the increase and fall of kingdom structures, non secular and socio-political pursuits, the economic system, setting, transportation, warfare, disorder, and traditional sciences. writer Owen J. M. Kalinga charts advancements from pre-history to the post-Banda Malawi, from Tom Bokwito to James Sangala, and from the UMCA project at Magomero to the second one time period of Bingu wa Mutharika's presidency, paying specific awareness to the participants, teams, groups, and forces that experience molded this South African country.

The dictionary itself comprises over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on the most important elements of Malawi heritage, and it's the such a lot wide single-volume reference paintings on Malawi to be had. as well as the dictionary entries, Kalinga offers a chronology containing very important dates and occasions and an informative bibliographical part equipped via topic. the ultimate a part of the bibliography provides the reader a listing of present and out of date newspapers and periodicals concerning Malawi, an incredible source for extra study. This newly up to date version is a wonderful entry element for college students, researchers, and a person eager to understand extra approximately Malawi.

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