ISBN 9789996066467
Pages 366
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2023
Publisher Montfort Media, Malawi
Format Paperback

Catholics, Peasants, and Chewa Resistance in Nyasaland 1889-1939

by Jane Linden, Ian Linden

The 1960s saw the first flowering of African Studies-in History led by the University of Dar-es-Salaam and in Malawi by George Shepperson and Tom Price’s biography of John Chilembwe. This study relied partly on the archives of the White Fathers trained to record their observations. It also benefitted from the pioneering anthropological research of the Montfort Father Matthew Schoffeleers on religion in the Lower Shire. It is in this context that this study of the early years of the Catholic Missions in Malawi and their encounter with traditional religious life and Chewa culture should be set.

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About the Author

Ian Linden

Ian Linden is currently a visiting Professor at St Marys University, London. He is author of Global Catholicism (Hurst, 2019). He and his wife Jane, formerly director of One World Action, and chair of City and Hackney NHS Primary Care Trust, lectured at Chancellor College, University of Malawi, 1968-1971.