NY AS ALAND: The Extremest Extremist

When he finally gave up his prosperous London practice to go home to Africa, after 40 years of self-imposed exile (TIME, July 21), Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda proudly adopted the title "the extremest of the extremists." A gnomelike little man who, as a youth, "wandered from university to university like a medieval scholar," in the U.S. and Scotland, he has more than lived up to his title. Though he speaks scarcely a word of his native tongue, he has stumped the countryside using translators (which seems to increase his prestige among his fellow blacks), railing at the British-sponsored federation...

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