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The Southern African Poetry Project (ZAPP) is a sister project to the pioneering Caribbean Poetry Project. The chief aims of ZAPP are to promote achievement through learning and teaching of southern African poetry (in English) in schools in South Africa and the UK with the desire to instil knowledge, understanding and a love of poetry in young learners. ZAPP is founded on a joint research collaboration between the Centre for Commonwealth Education (CCE) at Cambridge Faculty of Education and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, (WITS), and will also work with the online Poetry Archive to put in place recordings of southern African poetry as a resource for teachers and learners.

For further information please visit the project website @

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