The Story of an African Famine
Gender and Famine in Twentieth-century Malawi
By (author) Megan Vaughan
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Story of an African Famine by Megan Vaughan
Book DescriptionThis account of the 1949 famine in colonial Malawi employs a wide variety of historical sources, ranging from Colonial Office documentation to the songs of women who lived through the tragedy. The analysis of the causes and development of the famine takes the reader through a detailed agricultural and social history of Southern Malwai in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing in particular on the nature of social and economic stratification, changes in kinship systems and the position of women and placing all this within the wider context of the impact of colonial rule.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521035514
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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