American Universities Field Staff
Malawi is a land of contradictions. At independence in 1964 it was by all standards too small, too isolated, and too poor to be given any hope of prosperity. Yet today the nation bubbles with optimism. Bumper crops for the past two years, brisk trade, an infusion of capital from the West, and the stern "faith, hope, and charity" doctrine preached by the finger-wagging President Hastings Kamazu Banda have put Malawi on the map as a nation that is stable and growing. In contemporary Africa that means membership in a select group.
Miller, Norman, "Malawi-Central African Paradox" (1979). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Scholarship. 3997.