Tag Archives: Africa

British Colonial Education Policy and the Use of Indigenous Languages

Some time ago, whilst working in the closed stacks at Emerald Street I came across sections of a newsletter in Nandi which I found by chance tucked away in one of the historical textbooks.  It is dated from the early … Continue reading

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An African Christmas

As a child I lived in Africa but the images that surrounded me at Christmas were of a traditional British Christmas. All our relatives lived in England and they sent us cards which featured robins, holly, stage coaches, carol singers, … Continue reading

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Stories from Africa

The Literature Collection contains a range of books from Africa which encompass the experience of native writers from colonial days through to independence. The African Child (L’Enfant noir)  by Camara Laye (1947) This book reflects his childhood and schooling in what … Continue reading

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