Mulenga, unable to read, wonders what his letter is all about, 1945
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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'.
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