Nkulumane High School

When: June-August 2011
Where: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Institution: Nkulumane High School- Zilolonge Literacy-Arts Project
Facilitator: Naseemah Mohamed
Text: Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, 1958


Naseemah trained six teachers from Nkulumane High School, as well as four professional artists to teach literature using art-making activities. The teachers and artists then worked with approximately seventy students (ages 13-18) twice a week for ten weeks in an after-school program at the Nkulumane High School. Using Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart as their foundational text for all of the workshop activities, students painted scenes from the text, wrote poems about characters and themes, dramatized scenes, and interpreted character movements through dance.