Stanley Chakandikana is a lecturer in Language Communication, Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of Language and Communication Skills. He holds M.A in Literature and B.Ed. from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. His M.A thesis draws attention to issues of identity and culture, entitled: “Negotiating Identities in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Earl Lovelance’sThe Wine of Astonishment, and Femi Abodunrin’sThe Dancing Masquerade”.
Stanley joined Chancellor College in 2012 as part-time lecturer, then full-time lecturer in 2013. In Language and Communication Skills Department, he has been supporting BACCS and LACS programs in the following areas of study: Practical Criticism, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to African Literature, Creative Writing, Contemporary African Rhetoric, Communication and Culture, and English for Social Sciences.
Apart from teaching, he has been supervising BACCS students in their research work, involved in sourcing and production of Departmental Library materials for BACCS and LACS programs, as well as being a member of Chanco Community Radio Task Force. He has been promoting writing through Nthanda Times, and supporting upcoming Mwambo Theatre Group in film criticism and editing at Chancellor College.
Stanley is also conversant with school management, curriculum development, and administration of national examinations having worked with the Ministry of Education in various government school institutions for more than twenty years rising to a very senior position of Head of Department within the ministry. He had a stint with GABLE SMC (CRECOM) as a participant researcher and troop member of Theatre for Development - an organization that champions girl child education.
He has attended writing workshops at Chancellor College in the production of school materials (2010), and Open and Distance Learning instructional materials at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in 2013. He has published poetry in WASI Magazine, and is yet to publish a collection of poetry, essays, and a novel soon.
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