Roberta Laurie

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Right now, the southern region of Africa is suffering from severe drought as a result of this year’s extreme el ninio. In Malawi alone 2.8 million people are experiencing food shortages. Every day, people come to Atsikana Pa Ulendo looking for help. During this crisis, the school has used its discretionary funds to employ local residents, but those funds were consumed quickly. People need help to get through the next two months… Read More

Well, tomorrow is the big day. After eight years of research, travel, writing, rewriting, revision, and waiting, I will be launching my book, Weaving a Malawi Sunrise, tomorrow evening at Audrey’s Books here in Edmonton. It’s been a long journey, and I’m happy to be moving on to the next stage — also happy to be moving on to other projects. So if you’re in Edmonton on November 17, please stop by;… Read More

I just received a beautiful email from Memory. It made my heart sing to know that I had made the person whose opinion I care about most happy. I had sent Memory the proof copy of Weaving A Malawi Sunrise. This is — in part — what she wrote: “I feel like writing is not enough to say how happy I am with the book. I just wish you were here that… Read More