Arts & Literature

Click for Teacher ResourcesWhat books, poems, songs or other forms of creative expression have come from Africa that have worldwide recognition? Who wrote or designed them?



Can you find out about any African artists? They might be painters, musicians, poets, writers or maybe dancers or actors or film makers. What is it that makes their art unique? Would you describe their work as ‘African Art’ or just art? Write a short report about one or more African artists and illustrate it if you can.

Kuba mask, Brooklyn Museum


Research different forms of expression that represent African Art. Can you create something similar? Maybe it’s a style of painting, or a way of writing poetry. Maybe it’s a way of playing music or singing. Maybe you’d like to make a mask or costume. How did you choose which art form to look at? What themes or designs appealed to you?

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