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Author Power, Joey.

Title Political culture and nationalism in Malawi : building Kwacha / Joey Power
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 332 pages) : illustrations
Series Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, 1092-5228
Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora.
Contents Power and authority in early colonial Malawi -- From tribe to nation: defending indirect rule -- From tribe to nation: the Nyasaland African Congress -- The federal challenge: noncooperation and the crisis of confidence in elite politics -- Building urban populism -- Planting populism in the countryside -- Bringing back Banda -- Prelude to crisis: inventing a Malawian political culture -- Du's challenge: car accident as metaphor for political violence -- Crisis and Kuthana politics -- Legacies
Summary An exploration of Malawi's political culture as it emerged in the colonial and early post-colonial periods. Drawing on archival sources, Power narrates how anti-colonial protest was made relevant to the African majority through the engagement of politicia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-312) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Banda, H. Kamuzu (Hastings Kamuzu), -1997.
Malawi Congress Party.
Political culture -- Malawi -- History.
Malawi -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1580467555 (electronic bk.)
9781580467551 (electronic bk.)