Letters from Malawi: Four hours of stamp duty

In which Will discovers some major shortcomings of the Malawi postal system...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

My last letter was a celebration of the fact that things in Malawi don't quite work in the same way they do in the West. This one, I am afraid to report, is not. The task: mailing out 700 copies of a magazine. In the UK, this is simple. Get your printer to polywrap it with the addresses printed on the polywrap and send it via downstream access at a low cost with guaranteed next day delivery. An e-mail with an Excel attachment; that's all it takes. Easy! But not in Malawi. Oh no. [CONTINUED]

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