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Dr. Ahmmardouh Nuruddin Mjaya

Language, Linguistics and Classical Studies

Research Areas

Literacy, Language, and development,


Dr. Ahmmardouh Mjaya is a lecturer in language and linguistics in the department of language, linguistics, and classical studies. He also works as a Ciyawo language specialist at the Centre for Language studies. He is a member of the UNESCO Chair, UNIMA chapter. He led the Family Literacy Project under the UNESCO Chair partnership with the University of East Anglia. At the Centre for Language Studies, he was the principal contributor to the publication of Ciyawo monolingual Dictionary under the Malawi Lexicon Project (MaLex). He has made presentations at events and conferences organised by the British Association of Literacy and Development (BALID, UK), the United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET), Bahir Dar University, (Ethiopia), Santo Tomas University, (the Philippines).


  • Book
    Title: Literacies Power and Identities in Figured Worlds in Malawi Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishers ISBN 978-1-3501-4481-1 (2022)