Children’s puppet show promotes reading and commemorates the slaves’ release
The Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument, in collaboration with the Godynchiedop drama group, will offer free puppet shows at Paarl libraries this December to encourage the importance of books and reading among children.
In addition, these performances will commemorate the Emancipation of slaves in the Cape; therefore the main character is February, a slave who ends up in the Cape and gets his name due to the month he arrived.
He has to do new, strange things, speak other languages and misses his people at home, where he comes from. Meanwhile, he also learns to read and write. But as far as the end of the story is being concerned, people will have to come to the Groenheuwel and Drakenstein libraries on 13 December 2017 to hear that …
The Afrikaans Language Monument and Museum: Culture, Nature and Pleasure. And playing an uplifting role in the community sphere.
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