Africa is a vast, multi-cultural continent with the total area larger than the United States, Europe, and India all put together and it is the second largest continent in the world. Throughout centuries it has been enriching the whole world with its art, labour, cultural as well as mineral wealth. The fact that the first traces of human existence are to be found on the African continent may be regarded as of outmost importance in the development of humankind. The first members of the human race lived there millions of years ago.
People who lived on the African continent for centuries created a culture rich and diverse, just as those anywhere else in the world. Books in our library collection will help you get to know African culture and better understand the local population, their relationships, customs, faith, etc. Our books may provide insight into the geographical, historical, linguistic and religious uniqueness of the individual regions in Africa. Make the African Information Centre your window to the African continent!
Try to make Africa and global issues part of history, geography, arts, literature, language classes, incorporate it in the introduction on social sciences.
How can AIC assist teachers and students?
- We lend books or AV materials you need for your class,
- We can organize a discussion/screening session either at your school, or at the centre itself after prior personal arrangement.
For pre-school and basic schools
For little readers we offer illustrated books and other materials designed specifically for this age group.
- Fairytales and folktales
- Illustrated books for children
- Art & Craft
For secondary schools
The list of items suitable for secondary school students or teachers which can be used in the class.
- Literature of the English speaking African countries
- Social sciences
- History / Geography
- Art & Craft