The Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi, which takes about a third of Malawi’s area. Malawi is over 118,000km2. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi’s largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is also nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa”. Malawi is among the smallest countries in Africa.
Our stories in Malawi are drawn from children in Blantyre District, in the Southern Region of Malawi, studying at Michiru C.C.A.P. and Mitsidi Primary Schools. Through the wonderful assistance of Saira Crawford, who volunteers her time to help children in need in the local area, we have been able to create a wonderful collection of stories that draw on the imagination and experiences of children in Blantyre, as well as the mystery and traditions of this great nation.