"We Abanda Know Chauwa Is Our Mother": Chewa Ethnicity under Indirect Rule in 1930s Nyasaland

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Kachapila, Hendrina Adielle
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African Studies Centre, Boston University
Date published: 
2017
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The International Journal of African Historical Studies
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The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2017, pp. 301-325
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The article presents a study which examines Chewa ethnicity under indirect rule in Nyasaland during the 1930s. Particular focus is given on the work of Leo Vail who argues that tribalism in southern Africa is a 20th-century development and is the product of colonial administrators, indirect rule, missionaries and African intellectuals. It examines the ideas the Chewa community what it means to be Chewa, and how a Banda clan identity emerge as an alternative to a unified Chewa ethnic identity.

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CITATION: Kachapila, Hendrina Adielle. "We Abanda Know Chauwa Is Our Mother": Chewa Ethnicity under Indirect Rule in 1930s Nyasaland . : African Studies Centre, Boston University , 2017. The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2017, pp. 301-325 - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/we-abanda-know-chauwa-our-mother-chewa-ethnicity-under-indirect-rule-1930s-nyasaland

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