ISBN 9789996066627
Pages 340
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2022
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

The Chiwaya War

Malawians and the First World War

by Melvin E. Page

The Chiwaya War's basic conclusions are that the First World War was a major turning point in the history of Malawi's peoples, creating the first glimmers of a shared national identity; and that it marked, more than any event before or since, the entry of Malawians into the emerging modern world system far more quickly than likely they, and certainly even the most enlightened British colonial administrators of the time, would have preferred.

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About the Author

Melvin E. Page

Melvin E. Page is Professor of History (Emeritus), East Tennessee State University, U.S.A. 

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