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

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

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

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'.


  • Creation: 1945

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Former / Other Reference




Finding aid date

2003-11-20 11:33:14+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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