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From obscurity to bright dawn

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Hardback, 1998, The Radcliffe Press. 252 pages. Green boards are sound. Dustjacket undamaged. Slight mark to the half title page. Having served as a senior British official and as an appointed member of an otherwise elected African cabinet, the author presents an eyewitness description of how Nyasaland became the independent state of Malawi. The book is based partly own Phillips's own diaries, but also on public records and the recollections of colleagues, family and friends. It describes how Hastings Banda, an astute African politician, outwitted two Prime Ministers and became one himself within six years.;Accounts of the business of government are interspersed with descriptions of the environment and social life of a British civil servant overseas. The narrative does not end with the independence of Malawi - the author maintained his close relations with the country and with Banda, its formidable President, who is portrayed in a more favourable light than is customary.

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ISBN-10:
1860642489
ISBN-13:
9781860642487
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Radcliffe

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Hardback, 1998, The Radcliffe Press. 252 pages. Green boards are sound. Dustjacket undamaged. Slight mark to the half title page. Having served as a senior British official and as an appointed member of an otherwise elected African cabinet, the author presents an eyewitness description of how Nyasaland became the independent state of Malawi. The book is based partly own Phillips's own diaries, but also on public records and the recollections of colleagues, family and friends. It describes how Hastings Banda, an astute African politician, outwitted two Prime Ministers and became one himself within six years.;Accounts of the business of government are interspersed with descriptions of the environment and social life of a British civil servant overseas. The narrative does not end with the independence of Malawi - the author maintained his close relations with the country and with Banda, its formidable President, who is portrayed in a more favourable light than is customary.

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Hardback
ISBN-10:
1860642489
ISBN-13:
9781860642487
Publisher:
Radcliffe

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