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Mass Literacy in Northern Rhodesia [i.e. Zambia], 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011U/440-462

Scope and Contents

A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved). They each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:

'This series of photographs show how illiterate natives of Northern Rhodesia are being taught to read and write in a short course lasting 3 or 4 weeks with the aid of a book called 'Shibukeni' using pictures in relation to words of common usage. The adult student for which the course is devised need not go to school; all that is needed is the wish to learn and a friend who is already literate. By this method over 100 people in one Mining Compound have learned to read and write'.


  • 1940 - 1949

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Date information

DateText: Dated '1940s' in the original typescript catalogue..

Finding aid date

2003-11-18 12:16:21+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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