Amadu Wurie Khan (pen-name: Pa-Wurie Khan) is from Sierra Leone and currently lives in Peebles, Scotland. He is a human rights journalist, a performance poet, storyteller, academic at large and a community development practitioner. Since arriving in the UK, he has undertaken research on asylum and the refugee condition, social inclusion, participative democracy, environmental injustice, global development adn British media coverage of asylum issues. His previous academic research includes journalism and armed conflict in Africa, African literature, verbal art forms and folklore.
Most recently he has held research consultancies with the Open University, Article 19, Refugee Survival Trust and Oxfam-Scotland. He has published in UK poetry and academic journals.
‘The Ceasefire’, 2002, The Eildon Tree, Issue 8: Autumn 2002, p8
‘The Pentland Buttocks’ 2002 The Eildon Tree, Issue 8: Autumn 2002, p8
‘Bee Jamboree’ 1995, For Di People, Dec 1995
‘Bulldogs’ 1996, For Di People, March 1996
‘Elders of Tomorrow’, 1996, For Di People, April 1996
‘Trinity in Nature’, 1998, Journal of Language and Language Education-JLLE, vol. 1, 1998
‘Labelling’, 2003, Multicultural News, Issue No 12, Feb 2003