Full-length academic treatises are published as Kachere Monographs. Only the fruits of sound primary research which meet rigorous academic standards are accepted for publication in this prestigious branch of the Series.
|BLANTYRE MISSION AND THE MAKING OF MODERN MALAWI
Andrew C. Ross
Why were, at independence, so many national leaders members of the CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian)? This question inspired Ross's thorough examination of the Blantyre Mission. Written in the 1960s, it remains today an indispensable work of reference for understanding both church and nation in Malawi.
ISBN 99908-16-02-6, Kachere Monograph No. 1, 216 pp, 1997/2000 (repr.)
|"AFRICA FOR THE AFRICAN "
The Life of Joseph Booth
Without Joseph Booth, the pacifist, the armed Chilembwe Rising of 1915 would not have been possible. Harry Langworthy, Professor of History and great-grandson of Booth, tells the story of the "maverick missionary" in Malawi, South Africa, and Lesotho.
ISBN 99908-16-03-4, Kachere Text No. 2, 520 pp, 1996
See also the reprinted Joseph Booth, Africa for the African, originally published in 1897.
PEOPLE AND POWER IN MALAWI
Democratization in Theological Perspective
Kenneth R. Ross (ed.)
The period of profound change between 1992-94, in Malawi, raised many issues of power and accountability. In this book some of the key questions are explained and addressed from a theological perspective.
ISBN 99908-16-04-2, Kachere Monograph No. 3, 272 pp, 1996/1999 (repr.)
PRESBYTERIANISM AND PATRIARCHY
Isabel Apawo Phiri
A woman's place is in the Church! Dr. Isabel Apawo Phiri looks at women's religious experience in Central Malawi. From spirit mediumships to the current Chigwirizano women's organizations, this book encompasses the struggle of Chewa women for recognition of their own personal relationship to God.
ISBN 99908-16-06-9, Kachere Monograph No. 4, 176 pp, 1997/2000 (repr.)
AND THE DRAMATIZATION OF LIFE
Spiritual Beliefs and Rituals in Southern and Central Malawi Matthew Schoffeleers
Though most Malawians are either Christians or Muslims, Traditional Religion is still an important reality, besides and within Christianity or Islam. Most of the material presented is from the Lower Shire where the author lived and worked for many years.
ISBN 99908-16-07-7, Kachere Monograph No. 5, 166 pp, 1997/2000 (repr.)
An Introduction to the New Chichewa Bible Translation
Ernst R. Wendland
This book offers a comprehensive analysis and interesting insights into the translation of the Bible into Chichewa. For those interested in the dynamics of translation and linguistics, and those who love to read the Bible in Chichewa, this book is a valuable resource.
ISBN 99908-16-08-5, Kachere Monograph No. 6, 224 pp, 1998
VOICES OF PREACHERS
|POLITICS AND CHRISTIANITY IN MALAWI 1975-1940
The Impact of the Livingstonia Mission on the Northern Province
Since its publication in 1977, it has been recognised as one of the most successful studies to be made of the impact of a Christian mission in Africa. In this new edition, John McCracken has added a new introduction and a bibliography covering publications since 1977.
ISBN 99908-16-24-5, Kachere Monograph No. 8, 376 pp, 2000
See also T. Jack Thompson, Touching the Heart
AND AFRICAN CULTURE
Conservative German Protestant Missionaries in Tanzania
Missionaries have often been accused of destroying African culture either wilfully or because they did not understand it. This book deals with those German Lutheran and Moravian missionaries in Tanzania who professed to have a high estimation of African culture. Varied African reactions show that theories about attitudes to African culture often do not match reality.
ISBN 99908-16-24-2, Kachere Monograph No. 9, 248 pp, 1999 (for sale only in Malawi)
THAT GRABS THE HEART
A Rhetorical-Stylistic Study of the Chichewa Revival Sermons of Shadrack Wame
Ernst R. Wendland
This book is an attempt to describe Shadrack Wame's God-given gift of preaching in the hope that it will serve as an encouragement not only to him, but also to all messengers of the Lord's Kingdom in Central Africa.
ISBN 99908-16-29-3, Kachere Monograph No. 11, 308 pp, 2000
THEOLOGY IN IMAGES
This book is a comprehensive study of the role of art in the process of inculturation in Africa. The dialogue of images between African and biblical symbols enriches the debate on contextualisation with unique forms of authentic Christian expression, faithful to the African and the Christian tradition.
ISBN 99908-16-30-1, Kachere Monograph No. 12, 604 pp, 70 illustr., 2000
John Chilembwe and the Nyasaland Rising of 1915
George Shepperson, Thomas Price
Independent African, first published in 1958, is still one of the few serious attempts to write a history of an African Rising against European rule south of the Sahara. The career of the Reverend John Chilembwe, leader of the Nyasaland Native Rising of 1915, anticipated many of the problems of later generations of African politicians.
ISBN 99908-16-26-9, Kachere Monograph No. 13, 574 pp, 2000
For the life of Joseph Booth, who baptized John Chilembwe and took him to America, see Harry Langworthy, The Life of Joseph Booth.
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