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By Lisa Gilman

Election campaigns, political occasions, and nationwide social gathering days in Malawi frequently function teams of ladies who dance and practice songs of compliment for politicians and political events. those energetic performances aid to draw and energize throngs of potential electorate. even though, as Lisa Gilman explains, “praise appearing” is among the in basic terms ways in which girls are allowed to take part in a male-dominated political system.

Although political performances by way of girls are usually not designated to Malawi, the case in Malawi is complex by way of the truth that till 1994 all Malawianwomen have been required to accomplish on behalf of the long-reigning political social gathering and its self-declared “President for Life,” Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda+. this can be the 1st ebook to ascertain the present-day state of affairs, the place problems with gender, economics and politics collide in astounding methods. besides its sturdy grounding within the appropriate literature, The Dance of Politics attracts energy from Gilman’s first-hand observations and her interviews with a number of contributors within the political procedure, from dancers to politicians.

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