ERIC Number: ED465304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Power of the Drum and Other Stories = Isigubhu sezimanga nezinye izindaba.
Lyster, Elda, Ed.; Dlamini, Bongiwe, Ed.
This book, written in English and Zulu, presents stories written by older people from the Muthande Society for the Aged Literacy Programme in South Africa. It is suitable for people learning to read for the first time or for people learning to read in a second language. In the Muthande Society for the Aged Literacy Programme, both teachers and learners are older people. As part of the program in 1999, oral storytelling workshops were conducted with these older learners. Through the use of artifacts such as old coins, musical instruments, and pass books, many of which participants had not seen in decades, vivid memories and experiences were evoked. The stories in this book were selected for their power to bring back very personal memories of passionate love, loss, disappearing traditions, and life in apartheid South Africa. The stories are: "The Power of the Drum"; "Makhweyana"; "Father's Dish"; "Working on a Farm"; "Love That Never Ends"; "She Was Overcome with Love"; "My Grief"; "My Hat"; "Courage To Conquer"; "I Looked for It and Found It"; and "Making History." (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Apartheid, Beginning Reading, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Emotional Experience, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Love, Memory, Older Adults, Racial Discrimination, Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for International Development, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Natal Univ., Durban (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa