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Teaching and Research Guide for: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind"

This guide is intended to provide links to various resources and contextual information for “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”.

Images of Malawi

Malawi - Topics of Interest


Childhood & Education




                Malawi Disaster Statistics (Prevention Web)

(Aid Agency/NGO Reports)

(Various Strategies to Combat Drought & Famine)

Community Libraries
(Projects & NGO's)

William Kamkwamba Community Library Commuty librniary named for William, funded in part by the NGO, H.E.L.P.

Building Malawi (NGO working together with the National Library Service of Malawi. Site includes videos of community libraries)

African Library Project, partnering with Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Malawi

Magic & Folklore

Magic is a very real fact of life to many in Malawi and other parts of Africa.

In the videos below, elders share legends and reminisce about various mountain peaks in Malawi.
Videos in Chichewa with English subtitles.


Cell Phones in Malawi

Cell phones have dramatically changed life in Africa and are being used in some surprising ways.

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Head, African Studies Library

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Beth Restrick
African Studies Library
6th floor, Mugar Memorial Library

Mon-Fri, 9am- 5pm
Subjects: African Studies