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Malawi: Malawians are talking, are you listening?

Victor Kaonga publishes an article about blogging, Malawians turn to the blogosphere, in the Sunday Times and Nyasa Times, “When a young Mzuzu-based Malawian by the name of Mangaliso Jere died on January 18 this year, the number of non-Malawians who learned of his death probably surpassed that of Malawians who did. The reason being that Mangaliso was a blogger, and reached a worldwide audience with his blog.”

4 comments

  • Elizabeth

    I’m a malawian student studying in south africa. I’m currently doing my thesis on the Yao tribe of malawi and have hit a block with regards to where about I can find information. Does anyone have any sources or references?

  • Nolence Mwangwego

    You can get information about the Yao of Malawi from the following places: National Archives of Malawi in Zomba and Montfort Press Blantyre. By the way if you love Malawians languages, it’s time to consider decolonizing them by writing them with a Malawian-invented writing system instead of the colonial English alphabet. This new system is call “Mwangwego script” named after its inventor. You can write all Malawian languages with it. Al the best.

  • Cyril

    I’m trying to learn Chichewa by myself from material gathered on the web but finding that a bit difficult . I’m from Mauritius . I’ve been looking without success so far for a list of words in roman alphabet with their transcription in mwangwego alphabet . I think the main difficulty with that alphabet is the right to left writing

  • Hi Cyril,
    I have shared your comment with Malawians through Malawian bloggers google group. I hope someone will be able to help.

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