steve sharra

I write about Pan Africanism, uMunthu-peace & social justice educ. I trained at Lilongwe Teachers College & taught in Ntcheu. I authored a children's book, _Fleeing the War_, which won the 1995 British Council Write a Story competition. I was a 1997 honorary fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa (USA), and 1998 writer-in-residence at the U of Iowa. I was President of Malawi Writers Union (MAWU) 1996-1998, and founding Treasurer, 1994-1996. I have an MA in English Education (U of Iowa, 2000) & a PhD in Curriculum, Teaching & Educational Policy, Michigan State Univ, 2007 (dissertation research on peace education & uMunthu epistemology). Former visiting assistant prof of Peace and Justice Studies, Dept. of Philosophy, MSU. I'm fellow of the Programme for African Leadership, London School of Economics (2012) & speaker at TEDxLilongwe, May 2013. Former visiting scholar, University of Botswana; Director of Research & Senior Lecturer, Catholic University of Malawi.

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steve sharra on 22nd Feb

When American journalist Thomas De Frank published a biography of late US president Gerald R Ford in 2007, he titled it...

steve sharra on 15th Jan

Passengers travelling to Lilongwe from Blantyre in Matours Bus were today forced to indignities of having to smell a grown man’s Dudu who could not hold it and relieved himself in the bus. The Ensuing smell was so bad that it was difficult to eat. At some point the driver stopped and escorted the Gentleman out of the bus and cleaned up to the relief...

steve sharra on 22nd Sep

President Peter Muntharika is being said to have approved recommendations stakeholders made to the ongoing Public Service Reforms Program by abolishing Junior Certificate of Education (JCE) examinations and also stop printing of Primary School Leaving Certificate (PSLCE) in a bid to cut costs incurred when conducting such services. This comes barely...

steve sharra on 13th Oct

When I started blogging in 2005, I gave my blog a Chichewa name. Chichewa is my first language, spoken by more than 80 percent of Malawians. It’s also spoken in parts of Zambia, Mocambique and Zimbabwe. I gave my blog the name “Afrika Aphukira.” In Chichewa that translates as “Africa will have a rebirth.” It’s been eight years since, and...