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Zimbabwe had the highest literacy rate in Africa, but it’s dropping quickly. How can you learn to read if you don’t have anything to read?
— Approximately 40% percent of Zimbabweans are under 14 years of age. For them, it’s now or never. — Let’s make sure Zimbabwe reads.
The school in the blowing dust of north-west Zimbabwe is in my mind . . . Classrooms without books, without textbooks, or an atlas, or even a map pinned to a wall. A school where the teachers beg to be sent books to tell them how to teach.
News & Events
reprinted from WIN-Zimbabwe newsletter On April 3 2013, Zimbabwe reads, an organization that is doing commendable work in the provision of reading materials to Zimbabwean schools, libraries, colleges, community and organizations, made a second book donation to Writers International Network… read more
What differences are there between Zimbabwe’s education system and the ones in other developing countries? This new interactive data game by UNESCO Institute for Statistics called Mind the Gap highlights the progress and pitfalls of girls’ and womens’ education around the world.
“Books give people ambitions, expectations, a sense of dignity. If tomorrow we were to wake up as educated as the Finnish people, the streets would be filled with indignant citizens and our frightened government would be asking itself where these… read more
reprinted from the Mercury News, by Alia Wilson United by a passion for books and reading, volunteers across the USA have made it possible for the African Library Project to deliver its one millionth book last month. Founded by a… read more
reprinted from Kubatana e-newsletter The Intwasa Short Story Competition continues to grow. The competition was inaugurated in the first year of the festival and is an annual literary event seeking to promote original creative writing talent in English. In 2011… read more
Reading Marechera, a new book about renowned Zimbabwean novelist and poet Dambudzo Marechera published this year by James Currey, will soon be available in Zimbabwe from publisher Weaver Press in Harare. Meanwhile you are invited to read an interesting post published by Zimbabwean writer Memory Chirere… read more