Fearless Fighter: an Autobiography

TitleFearless Fighter: an Autobiography
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsChirwa, Vera Mlangazuwa
Number of Pages208
PublisherZed Books
City, CountryLondon, UK; New York, NY, USA
Abstract

Vera Chirwa's life embodies African struggles against colonialism and corruption. This powerful and moving book celebrates her achievements as a campaigner, politician, lawyer, wife and mother, and calls for greater awareness of the risks faced by human rights defenders everywhere.

"Vera Chirwa's story is one of betrayal, imprisonment, torture and exile. Yet it is also a story of hope, inspiration and extraordinary bravery. Born under British colonial rule, even as a child she was aware of the injustice meted out to her as an African and a girl. While struggling for her education, she met and fell in love with Orton Chirwa, a charismatic teacher and activist. From then on their fates became intertwined with the politics of their country after independence. As a campaigner, politician, lawyer, wife and mother, Chirwa has left an indelible mark on Malawian politics. Her life embodies African struggles against colonialism and corruption." --Jacket (WorldCat)

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Short TitleFearless Fighter
Original PublicationVera Chirwa, Fearless Fighter: an Autobiography
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