Thursday, January 15, 2015

Malawi's John Chilembwe, Brief life of an anticolonial rebel: 1871?-1915

Malawi's John Chilembwe, Brief life of an anticolonial rebel: 1871?-1915: Malawi's John Chilembwe, Ninety years ago in what is now Malawi, a tall, asthmatic, American-trained Baptist preacher attempted bravely, in the manner of John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, to strike a strong blow against white racism. Was he a conscious martyr in the cause of African independence, or did John Chilembwe secretly suspect that he and a small group of fellow Africans could oust their overlords and gain control of their own destinies?

Brief life of an anticolonial rebel: 1871?-1915

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