Abstract

This article introduces, reproduces, and contextualizes two letters written in 1938 from Edinburgh by Hastings Kamuzu Banda to Samuel C. Banda (Chief Mwase of Kasungu) and Ernest C. Matako. At the time Banda was studying in Edinburgh. The letters, from a period when sources on Banda are scarce, illuminate his political and educational thinking and his personal life and attitudes at the time. The article also discusses the archival context of the letters, which were found in the papers of Godfrey Wilson, the Director of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute from 1938 to 1941. The copies were found in the course of research into the lives of the anthropologists Monica Wilson, née Hunter, and Godfrey Wilson.

Cet article introduit, reproduit, et contextualise deux lettres écrites en 1938 à Edimbourg par Hastings Kamuzu Banda à Samuel C. Banda (Chef Mwase du Kasungu) et Ernest C. Matako. A l’époque, Banda étudiait à Edimbourg. Les lettres, datant d’une période où les sources sur Banda sont rares, mettent en lumière ses idées politiques et éducatives, ainsi que ses attitudes et sa vie personnelle à ce moment-là. Cet article examine également le contexte d’archivage de ces lettres, qui furent trouvées dans les papiers de Godfrey Wilson, directeur de l’Institut Rhodes-Livingstone entre 1938 et 1941. Les copies furent trouvée au cours d’une recherche sur la vie des anthropologues Monica Wilson, née Hunter, et de Godfrey Wilson.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-2744
Print ISSN
0361-5413
Pages
pp. 337-354
Launched on MUSE
2013-02-01
Open Access
No
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