This new edition of Sing, Africa! Poems and songs for children combines the original edition with We Call the Whales.
In 1984, in opposition to apartheid, I opened a non-racial pre-school in Grahamstown called Rivendell Children Centre. Teaching was based on principles of peace, non-violence, non-racism and care of the earth. Over the ten years of the Centre's existence, children of all races and of different cultural, religious and economic backgrounds were taught, through story-telling, poetry, art, pottery, music, song and drama to care about each other and to cherish the natural world. Sing, Africa! is a collection of some of the magical material we used to inspire children towards friendship and care of the earth.
Elephants, lions, dinosaurs and other wonderful creatures romp, glide and swim through this English and Xhosa collection of poems
Suitable for children aged 3 – 7 and as a teacher’s resource book
With colour spreads and black and white line drawings.