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Historical Dictionary of Malawi : Historical Dictionaries of Africa - Owen J. M. Kalinga

Historical Dictionary of Malawi

Historical Dictionaries of Africa

Hardcover Published: 9th December 2011
ISBN: 9780810859616
Number Of Pages: 598

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Malawi, established as the British protectorate of Nyasaland in 1891, gained its independence in 1964 and moved immediately into three decades of one-party rule. Since the mid-1990s, however, the country has held multi-party elections, as directed by its constitution, and President Bingu wa Mutharika is currently serving his second term. The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Malawi, now newly expanded and updated, covers a wide range of areas in Malawi history, including the rise and fall of state systems, religious and socio-political movements, the economy, environment and transport, war, disease, and natural sciences. Author Owen J. M. Kalinga charts developments from pre-history to the post-Banda Malawi, from Tom Bokwito to James Sangala, and from the UMCA mission at Magomero to the second term of Bingu wa Mutharika's presidency, paying particular attention to the individuals, groups, communities, and forces that have molded this South African country. The dictionary itself contains over one thousand entries on crucial aspects of Malawi history, and is the most extensive single-volume reference work on Malawi available. In addition to the dictionary entries, Kalinga provides a chronology containing important dates and events and an informative bibliographical section organized by subject. The final part of the bibliography gives the reader a list of current and obsolete newspapers and periodicals related to Malawi, an ideal resource for further research. This newly updated edition of the Historical Dictionary of Malawi should be an essential companion for anyone looking to understand more about the Lake Malawi region.

Industry Reviews

This resource provides a lot of historical and political history on this small but turbulent country and will be most useful in large academic libraries. * American Reference Books Annual *

ISBN: 9780810859616
ISBN-10: 0810859610
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Africa
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 598
Published: 9th December 2011
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.5  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised