ISBN 9789996060205
Pages 276
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2023
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Religion and Culture in a Changing Malawi

by Joseph Chaphadzika Chakanza

As a highly trained anthropologist, Chakanza was well placed to assess what was taking place at the cultural level as Malawi passed through a time of rapid social change during the last years of the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first. This book comprises the analysis that he published in a long series of articles in The Lamp magazine, between 1995 and 2008. Though informed by his erudition, the articles are written in an accessible style and can serve as a primer for those finding their way into the study of Malawian culture. At the same time, this collection will not disappoint those who have already advanced in this field.

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About the Author

Joseph Chaphadzika Chakanza

Dr Joseph Chaphadzika Chakanza was Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Chancellor College, University of Malawi. He studied Social Anthropology at Oxford University and had a special interest in New Religious Movements. He was the founding editor of the journal Religion in Malawi.