There remains ‘a significant lack of fair and equal representation’ of black authors in the Leaving Cert, a new campaign argues.
Hannah McMahon writes:
The current Irish leaving cert English curriculum covers a variety of eclectic and dynamic poets, authors and playwrights from around the world.
But unfortunately, there remains to be a significant lack of fair and equal representation of poems, stories and creative works from black authors.
I want to change this, so that sixth year students can benefit from a more balanced representation of the literature, poems and plays provided by the authors, poets and playwrights in our current English syllabus, and make them more conscious, informed and well rounded in their perspectives as they make their way to third level education.
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