VoiceFlame to publish more women stories


Voiceflame, an organisation whose founder is US-based Mary Tuchscherer, has announced that it is working on its second anthology that is set to give Malawian women a chance to tell their stories.

The organisation published its first book titled Ndakuwona whose subtitle is I See You with My Heart.

This is an anthology which has stories of Malawian and US women.


Tuchscherer said yesterday that true stories are powerful and that they were looking for women to submit their stories.

“We want women to tell a story from their life that will motivate, challenge or teach parents and their girls the importance of education for females,” Tuchscherer said.

She said women should submit their stories in English with words between 1,000 to 2,000.


“The stories will be selected for content, style, clarity and diversity. The selected participants will receive a free copy of the finished book,” Tuchscherer said.

She said that they were anticipating that 24 to 36 essays would be selected.

The stories should be sent to not later than May 15 2018.

VoiceFlame has said that it is committed to literacy development as a way to empower women and eliminate discrimination and has been leading in writing workshops in the US and Malawi.

Tuchscherer said, through writing, many women have expressed a lot of emotional healing, have told the stories they were holding such as those of abuse and loss of family members.

She said she found herself in Malawi in 2007 and learned that a handful of women had ever been published. She became acutely aware of the depth of silence that was being endured.

“We want stories from all women, be it in rural or urban areas throughout Malawi. We want as many stories as possible,” Tuchscherer said.

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