A week of reading
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.
– Grethe Koen