A week of read­ing

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South Africa cel­e­brates books in the first week of next month. With this year’s theme of Go­ing Places,

will look at how books trans­port us to an­other world. Since only 14% of South Africans are ac­tive book read­ers and only 5% of par­ents read to their chil­dren, Book Week is vi­tal in get­ting peo­ple ex­cited about read­ing. The week will in­clude a bus tour around the coun­try. At each stopover, there will be book-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties like read­ing ses­sions, a chil­dren’s li­brary, and read­ings from au­thors in­clud­ing Mandla Langa and An­gela Makholwa. This is truly an event worth sup­port­ing.

Book Week

Na­tional

– Grethe Koen

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