Hannah Garrard reports from Monrovia on a crisis in Liberia’s education system.
Hannah Garrard is a nonfiction writer and youth worker from Britain, whose writing focuses on community narratives.
After graduating in English Literature from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 2005, she taught English at the Carolyn A Miller School when it was still on the Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana. From here, her concern for refugee issues, specifically the state of ‘statelessness’ for young people, developed. Upon returning to Britain, Hannah worked with the Gateway Protection Program; assisting young refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and completed her youth work training.
She has written for literary journals Newfound, Literary Traveller and Going Down Swinging on topics ranging from the poetry of separation concerning the DMZ, and the controversial US nuclear-weapons base in South Korea which has destroyed the local community of elderly sea-women.
Hannah is currently delivering youth work in rural communities in Norfolk and studying for an MA in Biography and Creative Non-fiction at UEA, where she is researching and writing her first book about Liberia and the Buduburam refugee camp.