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A parting of the ways

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series History of MalawiThe day for Africa is yet to come. Possibly the freedmen may be an agency in elevating their fatherland. David Livingstone. John Chilembwe’s impending visit to the United States generated enormous interest among his friends, family and congregation. Booth had so emphasised the […]

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The Imperial Tussle: Missionaries give way to a Protectorate in Nyasaland

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series History of MalawiThe arrival on the lake of the British missionaries pitched the Portuguese on the coast into a fit of apprehension tinged with paranoia lest this be the vanguard of a concerted British strategy to rob them of their interests in the interior. Tensions […]

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The Portuguese and the Missionaries: A Battle for the soul of Nyasaland

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series History of MalawiWith the withdrawal of the ill fated Universities Mission to Central Africa, a curtain of silence fell over the Lakes region behind which the work of the slave trade was left to proceed largely unmolested. Livingstone’s appeals against the trade had not gone […]

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David Livingstone and the discovery of Lake Nyasa

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series History of MalawiThe road to development, peace and Christian enlightenment in Nyasaland, as it was in most other facets of British interface in Africa, was paved with good intentions. The original architect of that road was David Livingstone. No man had more profoundly noble intentions […]

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A Night of Killing: The Story of John Chilembwe

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series History of MalawiThe evening of the 23rd of January 1915 settled on the Shiré Highlands of the Nyasaland Protectorate without obvious mishap or portent. January, traditionally the wettest month of the year, could on occasions be drenched by upwards of 10 inches of rainfall, however, […]

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The Native and Prehistory of Malawi

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series History of Malawi

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series History of MalawiOne of the preliminary, and sometimes most unexpected lessons learned by the lay student of Southern African is the fact that the signature ‘Negro’ races of the region are not strictly indigenous. The primogenitors of most, in fact, arrived in the region in […]

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