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Modern African Nationalistic-Ideological Philosophy: Its Controversial Development in Malawi (1958-2012)

Grivas Muchineripi Kayange


This essay argues that modern political thought in Malawi (1958-2012) manifests a unique and controversial African Nationalistic-Ideological Philosophy traceable in two forms. The first is Kwacha Nationalistic Philosophy represented by President Banda (1898-1997), which builds on Black Consciousness, Pan-Africanism and Contextualism. The second one is the current Positive African Philosophy of the late President Mutharika (1934-2012), which builds on African Renaissance (2009-2012). Both systems are characterized by mixed worldwide reactions ranging from admiration to loath and the isolation of Malawi.


Nationalistic, ideological, philosophy, African, politics

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Journal on African Philosophy. ISSN: 1533-1067 (online).
Editor: Olufemi Taiwo.

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