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Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into biography here are some biography books from Malawi for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


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

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
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


The Jive Talker : An Artist's Genesis by Samson Kambalu EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
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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