Promoting creativity, self-expression and imagination through literature, arts and culture.

Utawaleza Malawi is a community organisation that aims to promote creativity, self-expression and imagination through literature, arts and culture for the creative development of young people in Malawi.

We have done this through the establishment of Book Clubs and a Book Bank in four cities across Malawi; creating a platform for self-expression through our ‘Sharing Sessions’; and shaping development and cultural research through collaborative storytelling.

Our objectives are to:

  • Nurture a culture of reading in young Malawians and promote African literature.
  • Empower creatives through self-expression and collaboration.
  • Amplify the work of women and non-binary creatives.
  • Explore and preserve Malawian culture through creative research and collaborative storytelling.

Our work is guided by feminist values firmly rooted in the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to create a safe space for all.

To find out how you can take part in our activities, get in touch with us!