Who Saved the Prince

Last Saturday, at Ngwerere Library, LubutoDrama members performed a play inspired by Umba Soko’s Who Saved The Prince in which a group of village elders save a prince from a big snake.who saved the prince There was a large audience of young people who enjoyed the story characterized by song and dance. The actors brought the story to life with their simple props and well rehearsed performance. Children were encouraged to read the book that the play was based on. LubutoDrama will begin rehearsing for the next performance in six weeks!


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A Lubuto library is a special place designed for street kids and other marginalized children and youth in Africa. In the safe haven of the library, children can look at books, be read to and read for themselves. They can develop their talents and express themselves through the visual and performing arts, or communicate and learn with OLPC laptops. They can receive mentoring and guidance and participate in programs on health and the environment. Lubuto libraries open the world to children with no opportunities, allowing them to explore their heritage and learn about others through varied and enriching library programs.
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One Response to Who Saved the Prince

  1. Jane Meyers says:

    I just wanted to point out to all of our readers/supporters who are not Zambian that Umba Soko is a Zambian author, whose books we have in multiple copies in all three Lubuto library collections. He kindly donated copies of his three published novels to us through the First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda after the opening of our first library. Soko writes in English. As part of our rich new cooperative planning with the Zambian Educational Publishing House, I’m sure that future drama performances of indigenous language literature they are bringing back into print (and that Lubuto is working to preserve) will further enhance knowledge of that “lost” literature among new generations. And Lubuto will be able to facilitate access through its noncirculating collections and sales through a planned ZEPH sales kiosk connected to one of our libraries!

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