Historical Dictionary of Malawi (African historical dictionaries)

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9780810812871: Historical Dictionary of Malawi (African historical dictionaries)

Malawi's proud and ethnically diverse history is explored in an expanded introduction covering events from the Early Stone Age to the early 1990s. Led since independece in 1964 by Dr. Hastings Banda (now in his nineties), Malawi will soon be free of his repressive rule, but how fresh the air of freedom will be with Tembo and his successors remains to be seen. The second edition of this well-received historical dictionary ("... well and succinctly documented..." --LIBRARY JOURNAL; "...fascinating and extremely readable..." --REVUE CANADIENNE DES ETUDES AFRICAINES) addresses economic and social adjustments since 1980 and includes entries on the more desperate problems of the AIDS epidemic and the influx of refugees into Malawi. Crosby discusses health and education topics and offers suggestions for how the new leaders of Malawi need to respond. With new maps and an updated and expanded bibliography.

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Owen J. Kalinga ( Ph.D. University of London) is Professor of History at North Carolina State University. He is advisor to Encyclopaedia Britannica, with special responsibility for the Eastern African region. Cynthia Crosby (BA, University of Richester; PhD, Maxwell School, Syracuse University) researches social and economic developments in Eastern Africa, and Malawi in particular; her publications included a bibliography of Kenya and a chapter on the Malawi railways in From Nyasaland to Malawi. A high school and college teacher for many years, she now administers adult literacy education.

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Praise for previous editions: ...well and succinctly documented....... (Library Journal)

...fascinating and extremely readable... (Revue Canadienne Des Etudes Africaines)

Kalinga, a native of Malawi...offers the third edition of this subject encyclopedia about Malawi...Recommended for libraries, upper-division through faculty, supporting study of Africa. (Choice)

Praise for previous editions: ...well and succinctly documented... (Library Journal)

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