Tag: reading in south Africa
South African author Lauren Beukes is helping to promote a culture of reading in South Africa. The proceeds from her latest charity art show are going to the children's literary organisation, Book Dash. Pages from her book, Broken Monsters, were turned into creative designs and sold for R1 500 each.
The Gauteng Department of Education has, as part of its Mandela Day activities, launched a province-wide book donation drive to collect works on SA's liberation struggle to stock libraries at underprivileged schools.
At the World Book Day Read a Book SA event at Wits University, local high-flyers shared their stories on how books built their imaginations, and why reading can help the nation fulfil its potential.