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Recommended English books written by authors from Malawi (8)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Malawi for the next part of the "Read Around The World Challenge".

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Nectar by Upile Chisala EN

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Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
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From beloved Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala comes the revised and expanded edition of her second collection of poetry. In nectar, Chisala guides readers through a beautiful process of growth and renewal. These poems celebrate our always complex, sometimes troubled roots while encouraging us to grow through and beyond them toward a passionate self-love. Chisala's hope is that her words will encourage readers to sow seeds of change in their own lives and the lives of others.

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No Easy Task by Aubrey Kachingwe EN

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Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
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A book about a young journalist who ends up involved in the political events that led his country to independence from Great Britain.

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Smouldering Charcoal by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza EN

Rating: 4.5     4 Votes
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
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This powerful first novel chronicles the lives of two families: the first, poor, working-class and ill-educated, is compared to a young politically aware college student and her journalist fiance.

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Soft Magic by Upile Chisala EN

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Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
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'soft magic.' is the debut collection of prose and poetry by Malawian writer, Upile Chisala. This book explores the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, the experience of Diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. 'soft magic.' is a shared healing journey.

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The Bird Boy's Song by Steve Chimombo EN

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Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
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The Bird Boy's Song is a retelling of the common Malawian folk story. "The Orphan and the Slave". The story recounts a slave's usurpation of his master's place, which he enjoys for a short time, until he is unmasked. The author used modern storytelling techniques to dramatise this popular trickster tale.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle... continue

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him. His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala—crazy—but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do. Enchanted by the workings of electricity... continue
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The Jive Talker : An Artist's Genesis by Samson Kambalu EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
What do you do when it looks like the odds were stacked against you before you were even born, when you're having trouble feeding a family that just keeps growing, when you've got a little too much of an affection for Carlsberg Brown and when the life president of your country, Malawi, keeps shuffling around the public health system that employs you, forcing you and your family into perpetual nomadism? You catch up on your reading, adding I'm OK, You're OK and Nietzsche to the bathroom library. Holding on to your dignity, you keep dressing up in threadbare three-piece suits you ordered from Lo... continue


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