[EDIT] Presents: Thandiwe McCarthy meets Dr. Jessie Sagawa

[EDIT] Presents: Thandiwe McCarthy meets Dr. Jessie Sagawa

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Jessie Sagawa was born in Blantyre, Malawi, two years before the country attained its independence from Britain. She is a senior ESL facilitator in the University of New Brunswick English Language Programme. She is a graduate of the University of Malawi and the University of New Brunswick. Her master’s thesis compared the African works of Margaret Laurence and of London-based Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta. 

Her doctoral thesis was a feminist post-colonial analysis of how colonialism, feminism, matriliny and patriliny impact the representation of women in selected Malawian novels written in English. Her research interests include the writings of African and African-descended writers, orature, women’s issues and the impact of class, gender and race, ESL, AESL and financial literacy. She is increasingly focusing on community activism, assisting in finding solutions to problems created by anti-Black racism, decolonizing curricula, as well as researching and publicizing affirmative and transformational African historical narratives that centre the African and African-descended subjects.

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[EDIT]’s Culture Correspondent Thandiwe McCarthy met her for an exclusive interview. Filmed on location at Government House, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Filmed, edited and directed by Gary Weekes.

Produced by Edit Media in conjunction with the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce.

Read full feature in the Spring 2023 Volume 24 here

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