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Damon Galgut wins the 2021 Booker Prize for The Promise
04 November 2021
Cape Town-based Damon Galgut’s latest novel, The Promise, was awarded the prestigious Booker Prize for 2021 on Wednesday, 3 November. The announcement was made at a lavish event held in London.     ‘Damon Galgut, after several shortlist nominations has finally received the global acknowledgement he richly deserves,...
The Importance of Nurturing a Culture of Reading with the Children of SA
28 October 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on SA’s schooling system, READ Educational Trust offers a glimmer of hope to educators and parents nationwide.     The Impact of COVID-19 on Education   The COVID-19 epidemic has influenced education and learning, with the most vulnerable children hardest hit, according to...
You binge-watched the series, now binge-read the book
11 October 2021
These award-winning series tie-ins on Showmax have given fresh appeal to the books that had us smitten, but there is no contender to the way reading helps our imaginations soar.     YOU WATCHED: Devilsdorp NOW READ: The Krugersdorp Cult Killings: Inside Cecilia Steyn’s Reign of Terror by Jana Marx   The four-part...
The Wonders of Southern Africa’s Ancient Kingdoms
14 September 2021
Palace ruins are a heritage that can be shared by all with considerable pride in the achievements of our African ancestors, writes Mike Main, management consultant, freelance writer and lay archaeologist who has spent over 40 years exploring Botswana and its neighbours. Mike is also the co-author of ­Palaces of Stone, along with Thomas Huffman...
12 Books to Celebrate South Africa’s Heritage
10 September 2021
      In honour of South Africa's heritage day, we've rounded up the books that embrace its culture and diversity with stories about its cities, new and old, its music and its food to its magnificent landscapes and indigenous natural world.         The Tearoom by Gretchen Haley Meet...

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