Walk into a pre-school classroom in America today and Erika Christakis says it’s likely you’ll see some familiar décor: alphabet charts, bar graphs, calendars, and schedules. It’s all part, says the expert in early child education, of a nationwide drive to make sure kids are ready for school at a younger and younger age.
Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher teamed up for a 10-year project to document Africa’s rapidly-disappearing traditional rituals and customs. They join Diane to talk about the result, a two-volume work highlighting the stunning variety of Africa’s geography, people, and cultures as expressed in ceremonies marking birth, coming of age, marriage and death.
- Angela Fisher author and photographer
- Carol Beckwith author and photographer
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