ISBN 9789990887150
Pages 172
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2007
Publisher Kachere Series, Malawi
Format Paperback

Ngoni, Xhosa and Scot

Religion and Cultural interactions in Malawi

by Jack Thompson

The early growth of Christianity in northern Malawi has often been told as a predominantly missionary story. In reality it came about through the varied interactions of local peoples, and Scottish and Xhosa missionaries (of whom the most famous was William Koyi). In these selected essays, Jack Thompson concentrates mainly on how the Ngoni people interacted with both Scottish and Xhosa missionaries in the period between 1875 and 1914. During these years, the Ngoni were struggling for religious, cultural and political survival, and all these elements are dealt with in these essays.

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