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Posted on November 11th 2018
Cowfoot Prince Gives Captivating African Storytelling Workshop
Spoken word artist Usifu Jalloh (known as Cowfoot Prince) gave a charismatic and energetic African storytelling workshop to Harris Academy Bermondsey students recently.
Students came along not knowing what to expect but they were captivated as Cowfoot Prince travelled the globe through storytelling to see the influence and impact Africa has had on different cultures, countries and communities around the world.
There were loads of smiles, as well as dancing and singing along. “The workshop dispelled myths about Africa and helped the girls to reframe history’s narrative,” said Ms Morris. “I’ve never seen so many smiling faces in one room! There were even tears of laughter and joy from some students. The girls left with a whole new view of Africa and the incredible influence that the continent has had on our world.”
The workshop will also inspire students to write their own stories and poems ready for our upcoming spoken word event in December. “It really changed the way our students think about history and Africa,” said Ms Bailey.
What students said…
- "Africa is at the heart of our history and we need to learn more about it to truly understand ourselves and make way for a better future."
- "Yes, yes, yes – that’s so true!"
- "That was so much fun, I had a great time."
- "I was smiling so much that my cheeks hurt!”