steve sharra

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Industry Education
Occupation writer, blogger, teacher educator, ed researcher
Location Ntcheu, Malawi
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Introduction 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. Previous: University of Botswana; Catholic University of Malawi. Current: African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP).