Read Africa Teaching Artists

 Teaching Artists Celebrate Read Africa!

To celebrate Read Africa Week (February 1-7) Africa Access and the Center for African Studies at Howard University are bringing Teaching Artists to classes in the Washington metropolitan area during the month of Febraruy, 2019.  Each Read Africa program features a Read Africa book and a local Teaching Artist. Complete the form below to request an artist.

Anike Robinson, Books to Brushes

Robinson, a 16 year veteran teacher, holds an M.A. in Education from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in History from Spelman College.  Books to Brushes introduces young people to participatory reading activities, followed by instructor-led painting sessions.



Bomani Armah

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Karen O. Brown, Visual Arts & Arts Educator

Karen O. Brown is a professional artist with extensive experience as an arts educator. She draws students into learning curriculum as they discover the joys of artistic expression.  She conducts 30 to 40 workshops and residencies a year in DC, MD and VA.

      Kalimah McKeaver, Dinkra Styyle

The idea and inception of Dinkra Styyle arose when 13 year-old Kalimah couldn’t find engaging resources to complete a school project on the Ancient Empires of Ghana.  She wanted to ensure others would have access to the rich and inspirational history she was uncovering, but in a more fun, colorful, and engaging manner.