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History and Literature of Africa

  1. 1.  A -  F -  R -  I -  C -  A -
  2. 2.  The second largest continent after Asia. It separated from Asia by the Suez Canal, the Gulf of Suez, and the Red Sea. A F R I C A
  3. 3. Indian Ocean  Madagascar  Mauritius,  Reunion,  Zanzibar,  Pemba  Seychelles,  Comoros A F R I C A OFFSHORE ISLAND
  4. 4.  Complex mosaic of people, languages and culture.  Few are ethnical homogeneous.  Few developed a strong sense of national unity.  Identified by their own tribe. A F R I C A N
  5. 5.  Language Spoken estimated at between 800 and 1,700. L A N G U A G E S
  6. 6. Afro-asiatic Language  Berber  Kushitic  Semitic  Chad  Coptic L A N G U A G E S 5 MAJOR LANGUAGE SPOKEN
  7. 7. Click Languages  Khoisan – Khoilkoi of Southern African. L A N G U A G E S
  8. 8. Niger Congo Languages  Hausa,  Peul,  Wolof L A N G U A G E S
  9. 9. Sudanic Languages  Kanuri  Songhia,  Turkana,  Masai L A N G U A G E S
  10. 10. Austronesian Languages  Introduced in Madagascar, 2000 years ago. L A N G U A G E S
  11. 11.  Standards, facilities and programs vary considerably and reflect differences in class, ethnicity, sex and location. E D U C A T I O N
  12. 12.  Despite the ignorance of most so called "literati" to the domain of African literature, African literature in fact is one of the main currents of world literature, stretching continuously and directly back to ancient history. L I T E R A T U R E
  13. 13.  Oral literature or orature may be in prose or verse. Storytellers in Africa sometimes use call- and-response techniques to tell their stories.  Poetry, often sung, includes: narrative epic, occupational verse, ritual verse, praise poems to rulers and other prominent people.  Praise singers, bards sometimes known as "griots", tell their stories with music. L I T E R A T U R E
  14. 14. Chinua Achebe  He was born on November 15,1930 in Nigeria. He died on March 12, 2013. He was a novelist, a poet, a critic, and a professor. He was best known for his first novel which is called Things Fall Apart. It was written in 1958 L I T E R A T U R E
  15. 15. Ngugi wa Thiong'o  Kenyan writer who was born on January 5, 1938. His works include plays, novels, short stories, and essays. He has written everything from children's literature to social criticism. Most of his work is in English, but some of it is in Gikuyu L I T E R A T U R E
  16. 16. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  was born on September 15, 1977 in Nigeria. She writes poems, short stories, and novels. One of her stories, called That Harmattan Morning, was chosen as joint winner of the BCC Short Story Awards. She also won the O. Henry prize for a story called The American Embassy. L I T E R A T U R E
  17. 17. Ayi Kwei Armah  is a notable Ghanaian writer who was born in 1939. He mainly writes novels. He has written six novels, all of which have been fairly well received. His most well known work is called "Fragments." L I T E R A T U R E
  18. 18. Buchi Emecheta  is a Nigerian novelist who was born on July 21, 1944. She has published over 20 books. Her most well-known novels are: "Second-Class Citizen," "The Bride Price," "The Slave Girl," and "The Joys of Motherhood." L I T E R A T U R E
  19. 19.  Make a Detailed Lesson Plan in Literature. TOPIC: “An African Child” Or “Africa! My Africa!” FOR YOUR ACTIVITY! 
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