IBBY-Yamada 2016: South Africa

Intertwining literacy and literature - finding common ground: a policy workshop

IBBY South Africa together with PRAESA, winner of the IBBY-Asahi Award 2014, will co-host a one-day workshop to discuss and influence efforts to develop a reading culture in South Africa. Topics include:

  • The potential and actual role of adult and children’s literature to give direction to projects in children’s bi-literacy development and reading promotion.
  • The disabling distinction between “learning to read” and “reading to learn” for reading culture development in Africa
  • The support by government, publishers, universities, NGOs and other relevant bodies for multilingual literature (African languages and English)