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Malawi - Culture Smart!
Malawi - Culture Smart!

Malawi - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!

TRAVEL

168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: June 2018

ISBN 9781857338782

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Kuperard (Jun 2018)

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Overview

Offering invaluable information and illustrations to help travelers understand a country's people and avoid cultural faux pas

Nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa," "Land of the Lake," and "The Land of Smiling Faces," this small, landlocked country in southeast Africa offers travelers a true African experience. Within a single day, visitors can go on safari, enjoy sprawling tea gardens, and watch the sun sets over Lake Malawi, the third-largest lake in Africa and home to many rare species of fish. The country has nine unique national parks and wildlife reserves and has been home to many diverse African cultures, from the indigenous hunter-gathers to the incoming iron-working Bantu settlers. Dress, dance, masks, language, and traditional festivals all reflect waves of migrating tribes—those fleeing Shaka Zulu in the south, Swahili Arab slave traders in the east, and Bantu from Central Africa. Other cultural influences came through the slave trade routes, contact with Portuguese and Indian traders, and English missionaries who introduced Victorian-era buildings. This historic blend has produced a people who are strong, good-humored, conservative, traditional, yet adaptable, creative, loyal, and hard-working.

Reviews

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." —Sunday Times Travel

 "... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"Full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." —Observer

"As useful as they are entertaining." —Easyjet Magazine

"Offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." —New York Times

Author Biography

Kondwani Bell Munthali is an award-winning Malawian journalist, who has served as a diplomat at the Malawi High Commission in London and as a special assistant to the Vice President of Malawi.