Sharing our stories
We believe in preserving South African stories so that they can be shared again and again. We're doing this in three ways:
The Joburg Literary District celebrates the city's literary culture. We're working with the Johannesburg Development Agency, booksellers, and other partners to make the district around the main library safe and walkable, to show off the city's love of books.
Local Books for Local Libraries is our programme to give new, African books to schools and libraries. We've given away thousands already. We love to work to work with partners to create new libraries in places that didn't have them.
Revive Classics is our plan to bring back to life "ghost books" that were banned or otherwise lost during the days of censorship.
The Doors of Culture and Learning Shall be Opened
"Just a book by itself, if it has the right messages in it, can change a whole human being. It can remake a person."
“My creative writing is the greatest thing I can give to my people, to Africa. I am determined to die writing and writing and writing. And no one ... can stop, fight or destroy that. It is the soul, the heart, the spirit.”