Weaving a Malawi Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A People by Roberta LaurieWeaving a Malawi Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A People by Roberta Laurie

Weaving a Malawi Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A People

byRoberta Laurie

Paperback | October 20, 2015

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“When you educate a girl, you educate a nation.” —Malawian sayingThe women of Malawi, like many other women in developing countries, struggle to find their way out of poverty and build a better life for themselves and their families. Weaving a Malawi Sunrise tells the story of Memory Chazeza’s quest to get an education and to build a school for young women. Roberta Laurie was one of many who helped Memory realize her vision of seeing young girls become strong and independent women who could care for themselves and their future families. During her time in Malawi, Laurie met several other women, each of whom had a story of her own. Laurie combines these personal accounts with detailed information about the country’s underlying social and political context. Readers interested in Africa, global affairs, women’s studies, development, and international education will give high marks to Weaving a Malawi Sunrise.
Roberta Laurie completed her master’s degree in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads University. She is an instructor in the Bachelor of Communication Studies program at MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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Title:Weaving a Malawi Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6.01 × 1.05 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1772120863

ISBN - 13:9781772120868

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"Laurie's moving book about gender and education in Malawi chronicles the construction of a girls’ school through the heroic efforts of educator Memory Chazeza and her Canadian collaborators (including the author). The book’s chapters alternate between stories of women the author met in Malawi while working alongside Chazeza, vignettes from Chazeza’s life, and essential sociopolitical context about Malawi. With a gripping narrative and touching personal stories, the book is very accessible... Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and lower-division undergraduates." [Full review at http://bit.ly/1NGTES5] - C. Pinto - Choice Magazine - 20160502