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Title:1915 - 2015: commemorating the centenary of the John Chilembwe Rising of January 23rd, 1915
Editor:Mogg, David StuartISNI
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
City of publisher:Blantyre
Publisher:The Society of Malawi - Historical and Scientific
Geographic term:Malawi
About person:John Nkologo Chilembwe (ca.1860-1915)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40148939
Abstract:This special issue of The Society of Malawi Journal commemorates anti-colonial activist John Chilembwe (ca. 1860-1915). In 1915, Chilembwe organised an unsuccessful uprising against colonial rule in Nyasaland (Malawi). The issue commences with Chilembwe's letter of November 2014 to the Nyasaland Times, called 'The voice of African natives in the present war'. The letter expressed Chilembwe's fear and frustation about the exploitation of his fellow Africans for imperialist military objectives. The letter briefly appeared in the newspaper before it was censored and withdrawn. The next article, by David Bone, reports on the Chilembwe Revisited Symposium of 7 February 2015, organized at Edinburgh University. The following article, by David Stuart Mogg, offers previously unpublished accounts of the attack on colonists at Magomero on the night of 23 January 2015 as testified by Thomas Roach, engineer at A.L. Bruce Estates, whose wife and children were briefly kidnapped. Brian Morris contributes an article entitled 'The Chilembwe Rebellion', drawing attention to some of Chilembwe's confidants who, as independent businessmen and landowners, similarly aspired to establish an African middle class with Christian ethos but resisted Chilembwe's eventual call to arms. The issue closes with a paper by Stuart Mogg presented at the Chilembwe Revisited Symposium of 7 February 2015 called 'Some general observations on John Chilembwe's family'. [ASC Leiden abstract]