Welcome to Mama Africa. This resource has been put together by researchers, artists and teachers to challenge popular perceptions about Africa and about African history. Inside you’ll find different topics and within each topic are a range of tasks to challenge you and help you choose a research path.
There are no right or wrong answers. We want you to choose your own method, your own way of working. You might want to write a poem or draw a picture or you might prefer to write a report or a short essay. You could make a speech to your class or even make a piece of music or a film. Work with your teacher and decide on the best course, based on the time and resources that you have.
You can use the internet to research or visit your library. You can ask your parents or elders or leaders in your community. You can contact experts – musicians, inventors, reporters, whoever you can find. There are also some guides within the resource to help unpack some of the subjects.
Most importantly you should ask yourself. What do you think? How can you find out more? How can you present what you know to others?