Author to give out copies of ‘political history of Malawi’ to college students for free

A Malawian author who is also a researcher has said he wants to give out his book, ‘Political History of Malawi’ for free in Malawian colleges and universities.

Nyirongo: Going to schools

Frank Chibowa, a graduate from Mzuzu University, said he wants to inspire.

His book has sold more than a thousand copies in two months, according to Gertrude Nyirongo, public relations manager for Phoenix Media—the publishers.

A book is expensive in Malawi. A book costs more than a loaf of bread. About two American dollars for a book.

But Nyirongo said the book is supposed to be read by all, hence the initiative.

“We need to reach out. At the end of the day, we want to tell. But we think it’s important to share,” said Nyirongo.

Nyirongo added that for those that want the book, it can be accessed at a price of K2 500.

The book chronicles Malawi’s political history since the 1800s. It was edited by, among others, renowned historian Professor Kings Phiri.

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You should have a look at Gwanda Biography – Memoir of My Political Life – a roller coaster and frank disclosure by late Gwanda Chakuamba. I think its going at k15,000.. So original and informative in my view. It was released silently and sold out silently…


Zoona. Ntengo wakewu ukudabwitsanso latchipa kobasi. Mwina alakwitsa ndi k25,000. Tiwerenga history ya malawi ma version angati abale eti.


Which book stores are having these books?

Wanzeru Wa Kummawa

Tsikanayu sangakhale author. Mwana wa chabe chabe uyu. Hule la ma sugar dad ili. Isaa frank wapala kuika uyu. Mwanayu akuonongerani malonda. Ndi mbola iyi


Kulikonse bukhu silotchipha olo kunja. Kungoti zimene walemba frank za history ya malawi zinalembedwa kale ndi ena nde ngati pali zosinthika iye akadangoti izi nzomwe ena anazidumpha mu history yathu. His book is a repeat of our colonial history of Malawi. I think its a waste of time to re-read what others wrote before him. The best title for the book would have been “a history of Malawi colonialism from a malawian perspective” osati zobwereza titles. Iya!


lembani lanu lodumphadumphalo


Why not put the picture of the author? And which part of Malawi history is the book really about?

Robert Mugabe

I though the author was the girl in the pic, now I am disappointed

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