Presentation on theme: "Perspectives on French-Speaking Africa. This slideshow is in English The exhibit itself is in French Exhibit narratives were written by students."— Presentation transcript:
This slideshow is in English The exhibit itself is in French Exhibit narratives were written by students and are largely unedited Student guides are available to help you interpret the exhibits There are some refreshments on the terrace. Merci !
We examined the history of former French and Belgian colonies in Africa
We sought information on ramifications and ongoing effects of arbitrary “countrification” and abrupt independence on former African colonies.
We looked for evidence of ongoing consequences of colonization and independence in francophone Africa literature.
We sought additional insight into the perspectives of native populations through négritude poetry.
We studied contemporary paintings from artists from Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Democratic Republic of Congo
While we worked on the exhibit, we listened to traditional music reflecting indigenous cultures
We opened our study with contemporary music addressing ongoing issues associated with historical relationships between Africa France.
We organized our information to prepare for creating the exhibit.
The teacher, Mme Naditz, wrote a grant through the American Association of Teachers of French to pay for the costs associated with this exhibit, including the field trip students took to learn about the space at the Alliance Française de Sacramento and to study museum design at the Crocker.