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African science fiction: rereading the The Palm-Wine Drinkard

Nigerian writer Amos Tutuola wields language as the ultimate form of technology

We must keep Covid-19’s gains in education

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Cape Town’s Open Book Festival turns over a new leaf

In the midst of the pandemic the literary festival is hosting podcasts instead of livestreamed panels

Saved by literature and love

“The library was a refuge I could run to when violence ripped at the very fabric of our existence and threatened to extinguish life itself,” writes Dr Barbara Boswell.

Why dads matter: How reading to your kids can make a difference

The amount of time fathers spend reading with their children can help predict how well their children will read and write in the future

Family literacy: The glue that binds us

The lockdown is an ideal time to reintroduce storytelling at home and in the process promote a love of reading

How a pandemic took the book industry online

Writers, publishers and bookshops are trying to keep afloat during the extended lockdown with digital and virtual offerings

Afrolit Sans Frontières: Stories and writers in the comfort of your living room

Zukiswa Wanner has organised a virtual literary festival, from March 23 to 30, to help readers and writers struggling with self-isolation

World Read Aloud Day breaks a record

Having celebrated the day for the past seven years, Nal’ibali has seen the number of children reached each year increase exponentially

Humanities Awards 2020 Long List Collection Inspiring …

Activists, poet and animals are explored in fascinating detail

Steal my data, feed me lies

Snowdon's book tells the world about his work for the US government, and how he grew disaffected with what they were up to

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Find out what's making South Africa tick – and fizzle

African Stories, told by Africans

This selection will brighten up your festive season

The book lover’s fallback

'Perhaps the best thing about joining the library is the deadline for finishing a book'

Let our children play – and inspire them to read and learn

We must empower them through literacy and enable them to imagine better prospects for themselves through stories and storytelling.

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