Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
Refugee for Life, Boy who Harnessed the Wind, The Scramble for Africa. - Jul 2020
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind about a young, poor Malawian boy who teaches himself to build a windmill using textbooks from his schools library -- even after his family can no longer afford the school fees. It has been made into a movie. The Lower River by Paul Theroux, who was once a peace corps volunteer in Malawi in the 1960s. - Feb 2020
Frankly, everyone says to read "The Boy who Harnessed the Wind" but I think you're better served by reading the online papers before you come. Read The Nation and read Malawi Times. Particularly the opinion pages, which is the best snapshot of life at the moment that I've seen. - Sep 2018
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba. - Jul 2017
Laurens van der Post' Venture into the Interior. - Sep 2013
Malawi travel guides, both the Bradt guide and the Lonely Planet guide. - Sep 2012