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Magomero : Portrait of an African Village - Landeg White


Portrait of an African Village

Paperback Published: 13th November 1989
ISBN: 9780521389099
Number Of Pages: 284

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An insider's view of African historians' principal concerns--the slave trade, Christian missions, colonialism, land alienation and nationalism--is presented through this personalized account of a Malawi village from 1859 to the present.

'This is one of those very rare books that can be recommended with equal enthusiasm to the professional Africanist and the general reader. Beautifully written, with a novelist's feel for storytelling and a poet's sensitivity to people and place ... Few other books I can think of so effectively capture the authentic flavor of an African community over an extended period of time. Certainly there is none that does it with such humour and grace.' John McCracken, The Journal of African History 'A masterpiece of historical writing, incorporating a diverse array of oral and written sources. Beyond being definitive, it is also an engaging read.' Africana Journal 'White's book, written with such grace and humanity, so rich in its detail, so searching in its insights, is a triumphant vindication of the importance of local, people's history.' The Natal Witness 'This is an original and outstanding book which deserves a wide readership.' SOAS Bulletin

List of figuresp. viii
List of mapsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The Mang'anja Village
1859-1863. 'One of the neatest we have ever seen'p. 3
The Lomwe Village
1901-1915. 'This place is wonderful'p. 73
1915-1945. 'My children's market is the graveyard'p. 146
1945-1985. 'John Chilembwe will make everything shine'p. 200
Sourcesp. 260
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780521389099
ISBN-10: 0521389097
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 13th November 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45