27 September 1941

This extract seems to exemplify the relationship between colonised and coloniser in Nyasaland– characterised by resistance and intervention respectively. Barker refers to a failure in the Unit's aim to intervene in village life and suggests that they need to 'alter their programme' to encourage local engagement; this 'failure' can be viewed, from the perspective of those in the villages, as an active choice not to participate in the Unit's activities.