Erscheinungsdatum: 01.12.2011, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Historical Dictionary of Malawi, Fourth Edition, Auflage: 4. Auflage von 2011 // Fourth Edition, Autor: Kalinga, Owen J. M., Verlag: Scarecrow Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Africa // General // Afrika, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 598, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 1059 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Malawi, established as the British protectorate of Nyasaland in 1891, gained its independence in 1964 and moved immediately into three decades of one-party rule. Since the mid-1990s, however, the country has held multi-party elections, as directed by its constitution, and President Bingu wa Mutharika is currently serving his second term. The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Malawi, now newly expanded and updated, covers a wide range of areas in Malawi history, including the rise and fall of state systems, religious and socio-political movements, the economy, environment and transport, war, disease, and natural sciences. Author Owen J. M. Kalinga charts developments from pre-history to the post-Banda Malawi, from Tom Bokwito to James Sangala, and from the UMCA mission at Magomero to the second term of Bingu wa Mutharika's presidency, paying particular attention to the individuals, groups, communities, and forces that have molded this South African country.
There are more than fifteen million native speakers of Chichewa, or Chinyanja, in Malawi, and in parts of Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa; thus Chichewa is probably the most widely spoken African language across the regions of Southern and South-Central Africa, used extensively in the private and public spheres: in the family, schools, government, NGOs and media communications. This is the first authoritative, and most comprehensive dictionary of its kind, a notable scholarly endeavour, and with major practical applications. The dictionary grew from an ad-hoc missionary publication of Chichewa/English translations from the 1970s, but far exceeds the scope of any previous efforts to transcribe the Chichewa language, provide accurate English equivalents, and reach a popular audience. It is a 'live text', taking in native speakers' collections of Chichewa vocabulary, contemporary usage, as well as contributions from scholars in African languages; and it pays heed to the close interaction between Chichewa and English and how the languages influence one another when both are widely spoken. In Africa it aims to be the first popular Chichewa/English dictionary for all levels of language use; outside Africa, it is aimed at foreignvisitors and workers dealing with the Chichewa languages in professional and tourist capacities, in government and NGO communities, the media, academia and in specialist fields such as medicine, information technology and the law.
Steven Paas (Ph.D.) started compiling the words and explanations in this dictionary in 1997, when preparing for his teaching at the Zomba Theological College in Malawi. Apart from this dictionary of Chichewa/Cinyanja, he has published various studies, for example a history of Chichewa lexicography, and, recently, a survey of the history of Western and African Christianity. This dictionary has now been endorsed for use in schools in Malawi by Professor Pascal Kishindo from the Centre for Language studies, University of Malawi. Approved for use in Zambian schools by the Ministry of General Education, 2016