Africa Meets Africa: The Power to Speak


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An educational resource about using ancient art and current cultural artifacts to teach Sub-Saharan African civilization to the young. This resource consisting of a video and an interactive resource book, offers teachers and learners a means of exploring creativity by introducting museums and galleries as rich educational resources that expose the wealth of African cultural expression. Practical ideas for teaching the arts are provided by arts educators. Topics covered include the use of drama, music, dance, rhythm and movement in building creative imagination, the making of masks and linocuts, painting murals based on stories, and grass weaving in KwaZulu Natal schools. Professor Mazisi Kunene gives an introduction to the African oral tradition, followed by a collection of southern African stories.

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