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Bitz, Michael and Obiajulu Emejulu. "Creating Comic Books in Nigeria." Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 59. (2016): 431–41. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1002/jaal.451
BibTeX citation key: Bitz2016
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Categories: General
Keywords: Africa, Didactics, Nigeria
Creators: Bitz, Emejulu
Collection: Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
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This article is an international reflection on literacy, creativity, and student engagement. The authors collaborated to help Nigerian youths and their teachers develop, design, and share original comic books. By leveraging student engagement for literacy learning, the authors highlighted the crucial role of creativity in the classroom. The Nigerian educators—some of whom had never before heard of comic books—became advocates of a new pathway to literacy. Their success is especially remarkable in the face of many adversities, including an unstable power supply, lack of resources, security concerns, and low wages for teachers. The perseverance of these educators is a testament to their passion for teaching and learning, and a lesson for everyone in the worldwide effort to promote literacy.
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