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Educate

We continue to gather educational resources about Africa, and Lesotho in particular, for use by educators. Please use our contact form to send suggestions for materials and/or links to be added to this page. We welcome corrections and notifications regarding faulty links.

TLC Speakers Bureau

We would be delighted to bring a presentation to your group or classrooms in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Requests can be submitted via our contact us page. Please include as much information about the location, timeframe, number & age of participants, and purpose of the presentation as possible.

Teacher Guides and Classroom Materials

  • Dolen Cymru (meaning ‘Wales Link’) created a dynamite Teacher’s Resource Pack on Lesotho with extensive resources for educators.
  • National Geographic’s AFRICA Teachers Guide has a great section called Southern Treasures which includes Lesotho.
    • THE SESOTHO BOOK: A Language Manual Developed By a Peace Corps Volunteer During Her Service in Lesotho (pdf). Author: Anne Schoeneborn
    • How to Learn Sesotho (wiki) Edited by Rethabile Masilo and 21 others

Sesotho Language Guides

Coming Soon.

Book List Links

Goodreads.com is an online community of readers, and among several other features this site houses hundreds of dynamic book lists. Some of these were found and others created to share on this website. These lists will grow and change as new books are published and other readers add their experience and knowledge. Here are a few particularly helpful lists. These lists provide a great deal of information about the titles, authors, as well as offering a variety of options for purchase.

A Child’s Tour of South Africa

Countries included: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

A Child’s Tour of West Africa

Countries included: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

A Child’s Tour of North Africa

Countries included: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Western Sahara (separate list for Egypt can be found linked from this list)

A Child’s Tour of East Africa

Countries included: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

African Fiction

Novels and short stories set in Africa – focus on those by authors of African origin.

History through Novels: Southern Africa

Countries included: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Non-fiction books about Africa
African Biographies and Autobiographies