ISBN 9789990816198
Pages 388
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2000
Publisher Kachere Series, Malawi
Format Paperback

In Search of Truth and Justice

Confrontations Between Church and State in Malawi 1960-1994

by Matthew Schoffeleers

In the early 1990s, the church in Malawi mounted concerted and public opposition to the regime of Hastings Banda. The Catholic bishops issued a Lenten pastoral letter, which ignited the processs that led to a democratic election. This record of the story through the 1960s onwards is about a church discovering its mandate, and struggling to live with it. The record is a chronicle of events and developments before and after the publication of the bishops' Lenten letter, It also contains the literal text, in part or in full, of important statements and docucments issued by the parties concerned.

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"... this exciting and well-researched account illustrates a moment in Malawi's History when all seemed possible and everyone came together against tyranny. It belongs alongside the histories of the freedom movements that brought down colonialism and apartheid"

African Studies Review

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