Sectarianism in Southern Nyasaland

1st Edition

R. L. Wishlade

Routledge
Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 168 Pages
ISBN 9781138600393 - CAT# K387878
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

Originally published in 1965, this is a study of Christian secessionist sects in the southern Province of Nyasaland (Malawi). It discusses the nature and context of sectarianism in Africa and analyses the developemnt of the sects, their ritual and worship and the roles of their officials in the social life of the community. This detailed analysis of the character and influence of sectarianism provides a valuable contirbution t the understanding of the complex process of social change which has taken place in this part of Africa.

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