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I AM AN AFRICAN CHILD
Transcript of I AM AN AFRICAN CHILD
by: Eku Mcgred
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
is a gifted musician, poet and songwriter with over 12 years of service in the music ministry.
First published in 2010, the ‘African Child’ poem has gone around the world with children as far afield as the Philipines and USA.
is the emphasis placed on a sound, syllable, or word by saying it relatively more loudly and forcefully.
A stressed syllable usually combines the following features:
1. It is longer.
2. It is louder
3. It usually has a higher pitch than the syllables coming before and afterwards.
4. It is said more clearly.
5. It uses larger facial movements.
FOR THE VISUAL ARTISTS
Draw a scene from the poem that has the most impact on the group. Give a short explanation on the connection of the drawing/illustration to our lives as Asians.
FOR THE ACTORS
Present a role play about the lives of the Africans as depicted by the description in the poem.
FOR THE LINGUISTS
Make a slogan or a catchy phrase that would encourage people to stop racial discrimination.
FOR THE SINGERS AND DANCERS
Present a song or dance interpretation that would express the message of the poem.
HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO CRITICISMS?