African Book Reviews 2nd Session

Date: 2 October 2020 Time: 1700Hrs(CAT) Venue: Online

There exists a close relation between education and culture. Education socializes an individual in one way or another and it preserves, transmits and promotes the culture of a society on the other. With most of the formal education in Africa being taught and based on western models, education has continued to, on the one end equip and promote new skills and knowledge and on the other end alienate African cultures and values. After sharing, for the past few weeks, reviews of African book reviews prepared by Bosch Alumni Network members, join us for an hour and half to collectively review the four books they chose. We will be exploring the impact on (formal) education on culture and identity in Africa through African literature.

All the reviews can read at is a platform for restoring, preserving and celebrating African culture and identity through promoting African ownership of the evolution of our cultures.

Join us as we share and discuss the reviews of 4 reviewers:

Tsitsi Chirikure – reviewing Weep Not, Child by Ngugi wa Thion’go

Goodluck Mwashilindi – reviewing The Lies That Bind by Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah

Ruth Atim – reviewing Song of Lawino by Okot p’Bitek

Mercy Mangwana Mubayiwa – reviewing The Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Moderated by Elizabeth S. Maloba

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