The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Lecture - The influences on illustrators and illustrations for Ethiopian children's literature

Helen Papworth

Tuesday 4th September 2012

7:00pm, Room 116 (Main Building), SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG - Public lecture (all welcome)

An illustrated talk showing how some illustrators of Ethiopian children's literature, both Ethiopian and foreigners, are influenced by other artists and the training that they receive as well as various sources of inspiration. Their illustrations reflect these influences as well as the scope and limitations of printing and materials etc.

Helen has experience of working in education, both in Britain and Africa. She now combines work as an education consultant with writing and illustrating books for children and students.

Helen was recently awarded a PhD which focussed on illustrated literature for children both in Ethiopia and in the Diaspora. By the end of this research she had identified niche markets to target and strategies that writers and illustrators, whether Ethiopian or non-Ethiopian, should follow to produce good quality materials for Ethiopian children.

First Published in News File Spring 2012

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