ISBN 9789996097911
Pages 226
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2019
Publisher Logos Open Culture, Malawi
Format Paperback

Lomathinda: Rose Chibambo Speaks

by Timwa Lipenga

You hold in your hands the untold story of a woman who shaped Malawi's history. Rose Chibambo, whose original name 'Lomathinda' means 'snatched from the grave,' embodies the odds she defied. From surviving a difficult birth to forging a women's movement, she resisted personal and political restrictions. In a series of conversations, Chibambo traces the origins of her family, her culture and her commitment to building a post-colonial nation-and the heavy price she paid for it.

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"Lomathinda is a mature book by a mature academic about a mature freedom fighter and political activist"

Dr Nick Tembo, Biography of a Political Icon: Timwa Lipenga's Lomathinda: Rose Chibambo Speaks, J. Hum 28 (1), 2020

About the Author

Timwa Lipenga

TIMWA LIPENGA is a lecturer in French at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. She has a PhD (French) from the University of Aberdeen. Before becoming a lecturer, she was a features writer and sub-editor for the Nation Publications. Two of her stories, 'Swimming Partners' and 'Duty' have been published in African Road: New Writing from Southern African (PEN South Africa, 2006) and in 'The Daily Assortment of Astonishing Things': The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016 (Interlink Books, 2016). Lipenga is also director of Makewana's Daughters, a forum that encourages Malawian women to write short stories and poems. 

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