Emmanuel Ngwira holds a PhD (English Studies) from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Ngwira is a literary and cultural critic and Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Malawi where he teaches (African) literature and popular arts. In 2018, he was Fulbright Scholar in the Comparative Literature Department at New York University, New York, USA. Ngwira's research interests include the African Novel and 21st Century Migration, African/Malawian Popular Arts in the Digital Age and Refugees Creative Arts in Malawi. Some of his articles have appeared in internationally refereed journals such as Nordic Geographical Publications, Journal of Humanities, English Studies in Africa, Social Dynamics, Muziki, Current Writing and Journal of the African Literature Association.