n Malawi Law Journal - Prisoners of freedom : Human rights and the African poor, Harri Englund : book review
|Article Title||Prisoners of freedom : Human rights and the African poor, Harri Englund : book review|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Malawi Law Journal|
|Author||Mwiza Jo Nkhata|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||149 - 152|
At first glance, the first part of the title of Englund's book may appear to be heresy. For how can freedom, with all its liberative attributes, also hold prisoners? It is the second part of the title which essentially identifies the focus of the book - human rights and the African poor. Although most of the field research for the book was conducted in Malawi, its conclusions are equally applicable to the poor across the length and breadth of Africa.
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