Books relevant to Malawi

Chirwa, Vera (2007) Fearless Fighter: An Autobiography, London: Zed Books Ltd, ISBN 9781842779668

Dalgety, Susan (2021) The Spirit of Malawi, Edinburgh: Luath Press Ltd ISBN 9781913025465

Eidhammer, Asbjorn (2017) Malawi, A Place Apart, Lilongwe, Malawi: LOGOS Open Culture ISBN 978-99960-979-0-4

Malewezi Jnr., Justin, (2021), Learn Chichewa through Stories, Children’s book, independently published (31 Jan. 2021) by only available (just now) from Amazon EU S.a.r.L. ISBN 9798702947341

Mapanje, Jack (2011) And Corocodiles are Hungry at Night, a Memoir by Jack Mapanje, Banbury, England, Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd ISBN 9780956240170

Ross, Kenneth R (2013) Malawi and Scotland, Together in the Talking Place since 1859, Mzuzu, Malawi, Mzuni Press ISBN 978-99960-27-07-9

Sinclair, Margaret (2003) Salt and Light, The Letters of Jack and Mamie Martin in Malawi 1921-28, Blantyre, Malawi: Christian Literature Association in Malawi (CLAIM)

We are proud to have Alison Cameron as our Scottish Patron. So we were thrilled to see her 1963 snapshot of one night’s work published in the Society of Malawi Journal, Vol. 72, No. 1, 2019.

She followed that by an article about her arrival in Malawi and her time there during difficult years – My Six Decades of Friendship with Malawi.

We are grateful to the Journal for permission to share both of these articles with you. 

Academic articles relevant to Malawi

Al-Samarrai, S. and Bennell, P., 2007. Where has all the education gone in sub-Saharan Africa? Employment and other outcomes among secondary school and university leavers. The Journal of Development Studies, 43(7), pp.1270-1300.

Asongu, S. and Odhimabo, N., 2019. Thresholds of income inequality that mitigate the role of gender inclusive education in promoting gender economic inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa. African Governance and Development Institute Working Paper No.102033. Available at: [Accessed 21 May 2021].

Baulch, B., Benson, T., Erman, A., Lifeyo, Y. and Mkweta, P., 2019. Malawi’s challenging employment landscape. IFPRI Strategy Support Program Working Paper No.27. Available at: [Accessed 12 May 2021].

Behrman, J. A., 2015. Does Schooling Affect Women’s Desired Fertility? Evidence From Malawi, Uganda, and Ethiopia. Demography, 52(3), pp.787–809.

Castel, V., Phiri, M. and Stampini, M., 2010. Education and employment in Malawi. African Development Bank Group Working Paper Series No.110. Available at: [Accessed 4 May 2021].

Chikapa, T.M., 2021. Gender culture and Malawian women’s reconciliation of work and family responsibilities. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 34(4), pp.449-463.

Chikhungu, L., Kadzamira, E., Chiwaula, L. and Meke, E., 2020. Tackling girls dropping out of school in Malawi: Is improving household socio-economic status the solution?. International Journal of Educational Research, 103, p.1-12.

EPDC, 2018. National Education Profile: Malawi. 2018 Country Updates. [online] Washington: Education Policy and Data Centre. Available at: <> [Accessed 20 July 2021].

Frye, M., 2012. Bright futures in Malawi’s new dawn: Educational aspirations as assertions of identity. American Journal of Sociology, 117(6), pp.1565-1624.

Grant, M.J., 2015. The demographic promise of expanded female education: trends in the age at first birth in Malawi. Population and development review, 41(3), pp.409-438.

Kalipeni, E. and Zulu, E.M., 1993. Gender differences in knowledge and attitudes toward modern and traditional methods of child spacing in Malawi. Population Research and Policy Review, 12(2), pp.103-121.

Kazembe, L.N., 2009. Modelling individual fertility levels in Malawian women: a spatial semiparametric regression model. Statistical Methods and Applications, 18(2), pp.237-255.

Kendall, N. and Kaunda, Z., 2015. Girls, School, and Reproductive Realities in Malawi. In: S. Stacki and S. Baily, ed., Educating Adolescent Girls Around the Globe: Challenges and Opportunities, 1st ed. New York: Routledge, pp.23-39.

Likupe, G., Chintsanya, J., Magadi, M., Munthali, A. and Makwemba, M., 2020. Barriers to sexual and reproductive education among in-school adolescents in Zomba and Mangochi districts, Malawi. Sex Education, 21(4), pp.450-462.

Mambo, M., Meky, M., Tanaka, N. and Salmi, J., 2016. Improving higher education in Malawi for competitiveness in the global economy. Washington: World Bank, pp.1-83.

McConnell, C. and Mupuwaliywa, M., 2016. Keeping girls in school: Situation analysis for Malawi (Country Policy Brief). Washington: World Bank.

Mussa, R. and Masanjala, W.H., 2015. A Dangerous Divide: The State of Inequality in Malawi. [online] Lilongwe: Oxfam, pp.11-14. Available at: <> [Accessed 8 May 2021].

UNICEF, 2019. Composition of Education Budget by Level of Education. [image] Available at: <> [Accessed 6 August 2021].

Zahra, F., 2020. High Hopes, Low Dropout: Gender Differences in Aspirations for Education and Marriage, and Educational Outcomes in Rural Malawi. Comparative Education Review, 64(4), pp.670-702.

Zanin, L., Radice, R. and Marra, G., 2015. Modelling the impact of women’s education on fertility in Malawi. Journal of Population Economics, 28(1), pp.89-111.