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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

Nonfiction

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.

Don’t just read to your children, talk to them too

What seems to be most important for child language development is the extent to which parents and children take turns when speaking to each other

Non-fiction

History, politics, drugs, terrorists, cartoons, sport celebrities and memoirs ... expand your knowledge over the Christmas period

How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis

It is not a problem government can solve alone — individuals can also contribute resources and their time

Slice of life: Reading, the balm to pain

'I know we won’t reach everyone, but the one village we reach, the one community, is better than nothing'

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