The International Alliance for University Theatre have done the needful by adopting the book Smouldering Charcoal into a play.
The group adopted the Malawi School Certificate of Education English literature book and toured 15 schools to help students understand the book better according the group’s director of programmes Naomi Scoon.
“It has been a successful adventure and all the schools we have visited have loved the act. We now intend to extend to programme to other schools in other regions,” she said.
Scoon added that the programme was aimed at making the book easier to understand for literature students.
“Our research showed that students sometimes find it difficult to understand literature by merely reading it so watching from the stage helps them follow the lines closely and easily understand.
“We are also planning to adapt another literature book Romeo and Juliet into a stage play for secondary school exhibition after this exercise,” she said.
The group has been to, are Bedir, Stella Maris, Michiru View Boys and Blantyre Baptist.