Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

The Society of Malawi invites you to A Book Launch On Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at La Caverna, Blantyre (Mandala Cafe in Mandala House, Blantyre). Drinks and snacks from 6:00pm, with the programme 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

Edited by Kenneth R. Ross and Wapumuluka O. Mulwafu, “Politics, Christianity and Society in Malawi: Essays in Honor of John McCracken” was recently published by Mzuni Press in Mzuzu. The Editors were ably assisted by Prof Kings Phiri and Prof Klaus Feidler, Senior Consulting Editors.

The book will be for sale at this event and there will be a special discount for those who attend. The cost of the book at the Book Launch will be K8,000.

The event is being copromoted by the Malawi Scotland Partnership and Scotland Malawi Partnership and we extend a particular welcome to any of their members who are able to join us. You may read more here: https://www.scotland-malawipartnership.org/news-events/all-news/new-book-politics-christianity-and-society-in-malawi-essays-in-honour-of-john-mccracken/

All are welcome. Non-members of the Society of Malawi or Malawi Scotland Partnership will be asked to pay K500 to attend.

John McCracken, Historian and Africanist, visited or lived in Malawi from Malawi’s Independence Day in 1964 to a few years ago. He served as a distinguished Chair and Head of Department of History at Chancellor College, Zomba from 1980-1983. His magnum opus was “A History of Malawi: 1859-1966” published in 2012.

While teaching at Stirling University in Scotland, John and his wife Juliet Clough, made visits to Malawi to renew old acquaintances and to contribute to the University of Malawi community.

The late John McCracken was member of the Society of Malawi and he made contributions to our distinguished Journal of the Society of Malawi and shared his research as a speaker at our public meetings. He was also a leading member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership, which frequently drew on his historical knowledge.