- Paperback: 440 pages
- Publisher: The University of Alberta Press (Oct. 20 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781772120868
- ISBN-13: 978-1772120868
- ASIN: 1772120863
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #697,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Weaving a Malawi Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A People Paperback – Oct 5 2015
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#1 on the Edmonton Journal's Bestsellers list (Edmonton Nonfiction) for the week of November 27, 2015 The Edmonton Journal (The Edmonton Journal 2015-11-27)
"Roberta Laurie, a former Rotarian, has written a book that is both heart warming and sobering. On the one hand, we read about young women experiencing life changing educational success. On the other hand, we read about the challenges girls and women experience in rural Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world.... [The book] portrays the development of a courageous, visionary leader.... In addition, the book is rich with the history, culture, geography, and politics of Malawi. This material is deftly presented as the context for the development of [the school].... The emphasis on the stories of Memory, Christie, and the students move the narrative forward and capture and hold readers’ interest." [Full article at http://bit.ly/1ZBUFAm] (Dean Wood ClubRunner 2016-01-04)
"Most everyone has a place that inspires reflection and contentment: a Paris café, a salmon run on the Miramichi River, your grandmother’s kitchen table. Roberta Laurie is an Alberta Rotarian who finds her place at a Malawian school for girls. The result is intriguing and joyful. "Weaving A Malawi Sunrise" never patronizes. Laurie is a delightful writer.... "Weaving A Malawi Sunrise" is kind and eloquent, by turn angry and evocative..." [Full article at https://www.blacklocks.ca/review-one-day-at-the-rotary-club] (Holly Doan Blacklock's Reporter 2015-12-12)
"...very highly recommended for academic library Contemporary African Studies reference collections..." (Julie Summers Reviewer's Bookwatch 2016-02-26)
#5 on the Edmonton Journal's Non-fiction Bestsellers list for the week ofJune 03, 2016. (The Edmonton Journal 2016-06-03)
"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 2016-05-02)
About the Author
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.