Ex-Poly lecturer Aipira authors book that critiques Malawi presidency from 1964

Former lecturer of the University of Malawi, Okomaatani Aipira, has dropped his debut in the Malawi book industry with a seemingly an analytical piece that chronicles the country’s presidency from 1964.

Aipira’s book

Aipira, who taught at The Polytechnic for 35 years before he joined frontline politics by serving as Mangochi West legislator, discusses the country’s status quo from the presidential spectrum.

The book: ‘Malawi Presidents from 1964 to 2014’, analyses the presidential tenures of Kamuzu Banda, Bakili Muluzi, Bingu wa Mutharika and Joyce Banda.

In 400 pages Aipira, among others, critiques how some presidential decisions were made during particular instances and why.

Speaking on the sidelines of the launch in the capital Lilongwe, Aipira said the book was borne out of his desire to share his observations and experiences with others.

“Written works transend generations and become a source of reference  whenever  people’s lives are undergoing transformation, a situation that calls for hindsight,” said Aipira.

Among others, one of the highlights in the book is where the author describes Kamuzu Banda as a man who loved to link and make decisions based on historical background.

The book is currently available in all Montfort Media Bookshops across the country.

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A K
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A K

How can I order this book whilst abroad

Phwala
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Phwala

You see now,instead of this guy authoring technical books for students,he was busy writing Political books as if he was lecturing political science at Polytechnic. Udziwerenga wekha book limenelo ndi ana ako…

Chimwemwe
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Chimwemwe

What you have written here is a good example of ignorance kapena umbuli. kusazisata. Professors all across the world write books why not a Malawi. Thank you so much for giving a good example of ignorance/umbuli.

Phwala
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Phwala

Vuto la anthu osazindikira limakhala limeneli,sitinati walakwa kulemba buku koma walemba buku losagwirizana ndi zomwe amaphunzitsa pa Poly. Anthu omaona Poly muli minibus mumayankha choncho. Funsani anzanu amene anaphunzitsidwapo ndi Aipira..

Phwala
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Phwala

Vuto lomadutsa pa Poly muli minibus ndilimeneli. Sitinati Pulofesa asalembe buku iyayi koma tati akanalemba buku logwirizana ndi zomwe amaphunzitsa pa Poly kuti ma students athandizike potero maphunziro apite patsogolo. Funsani anzanu anaphunzitsidwapo ndi Aipira akuwuzeni zomwe amaphunzitsa..

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

I was taught Sociology of education by him. And political issues are definitely in line with this. I once had a chance of visiting his house to condole him for the loss of his wife. The guy keeps literally every published newspaper from the 80’s to date. He binds them in according to months and years using the Chanco press. He is one of rare true academicians. And publication is very much in line with the courses he used to teach at Poly. Am suspecting that you might know him as someone from the Technical Education department and therefore not… Read more »

nkhulande
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nkhulande

inu ndiye omvetsa chisoni! inuyo ndi banja lanu lonse, mtundu wanu wonse simukukakamizidwa kugula kapena kuwerenga bukhuli. Ife wozindikira ndipo anzeru talirandira bukhuli.

Phwala
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Phwala

Bukulitu silaulere,mabuku ngati amenewa amagulitsidwa about K6,000,inu mungagule kuti muwerenge,muli nkanthu?

Phwala
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Phwala

Bukulitu silaulere,mabuku oterewa amagulitsidwa about K6,000. Inu mukuti mwalilandira ngati mulionanso kuti muwerenge. Inu muli nkanthu?

Sam-Wise
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Sam-Wise

iwe ndi PHWALA-di, school did not sharpen your brain apparently . Your teachers failed. This Aipira has brought forth his observations. He was a lecture, you idiot. School doesn’t only prepare you in the field you have chosen. firstly, school teaches you to free-think.

Anijo
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Anijo

Sam-Wise,mwapsa naye mtima PHWALA. You should be able to grasp the sense in the afore-mentioned arguments. You call your friend an idiot. Aipira was a LECTURER not a LECTURE,who is an idiot now kkkk?

Guantanamo
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Guantanamo

Lecturing and and authoring books r 2 different fields.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Malawi problem is a system problem. No man is supposed to be given too much power. Even in England Queen is the head of state and premier the head of govt. In other presidential countries, we have very powerful senate. Malawi none. Even a simple company has a board or two board to check CEO. What can happen if you dont have the Board? Abuse of power.