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Summer Institute Enriches South African Voices

Publication: San Antonio Express-News
Date: July 11, 2008

Summary: Three South African educators attended the San Antonio Writing Project's annual five-week summer institute on the teaching of writing. Now they'll return to South Africa and create the Limpopo Writing Project.


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Nations with low literacy levels, such as South Africa, struggle to find their voices and stake out their identities, says Leketi Makalela, a University of Limpopo professor.

"A nonliterate nation cannot develop," he said Thursday at the University of Texas at San Antonio. "Until we produce our own materials and tell our stories by ourselves, for ourselves first, we can never be free."

Copyright © 2008 San Antonio Express-News. Reprinted by permission.
Driscoll, Patrick. 2008. "Workshop Enriches South African Voices." San Antonio Express-News. July 11.

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