Local language boost
BASIC Education Minister Angie Motshekga yesterday launched the largest publication project for indigenous language fiction in South Africa’s history at this year’s SA Book Fair.
The project is the brain child of publisher Via Afrika and is called WritePublishRead. It will give unpublished local writers of indigenous language fiction the chance to be published in their home language. By promoting writing in indigenous languages, the project aims to encourage South Africans to read more and invigorate the local publishing industry. It is launched during the SA Book Week at the SA Book Fair which runs until tomorrow. – ANA