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African Studies Center Outreach Newsletter
African Studies Center News - January 2014

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Author: Setting My Books in Africa

The Africa Access Review recently published an article in their BALA Newsletter by noted children's book author, Ifeoma Onyefulu. Onyefulu spoke of her reasons for setting her books in Africa, and shared her thoughts on the importance of introducing children to the complex variety of life in Africa.
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Resources Available from the African Studies Center

Lending Library

The African Studies Center has books, films, and other materials available free of charge for K-16 educators in North Carolina to borrow. Fiction and non-fiction works, for ages kindergarten through high school are available. This semester we are featuring our picture books for young children. You may borrow any collection of titles, or choose one of our book sets: Family, Livelihoods, Folktales, or City/Country Life in Africa. The ASC will pay all shipping in both directions.


Culture Kits

Filled with hands on objects used in everyday life in Senegal, our "Daily Life in Dakar" culture kit was designed in consultation with K-12 educators. Included in the kit are instructions for games, art projects, and recipes. New this year, we are now offering a culture kit on Kenya. This kit features items used by children in Kenya, such as school uniforms and homemade toys. All kits are available free of charge to N.C. Educators and all shipping is included.


301 Pittsboro St., CB 7582
Fedex Global Education Ctr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Tel 919.962.1522
Fax 919.843.2102

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