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27/08/2017 / #BUY_A_BOOK National Book Week

We’ve made it easy for you to take part in National Book Week’s #BUYABOOK campaign

National Book Week’s #BUYABOOK campaign begins on 30 August 2017 and is being supported by three major book retailers: Exclusive Books, Bargain Books and Takealot. It ends on 17 September 2017.

The campaign encourages the South African public to buy and donate books that will make their way into the hands of children, youths and adults who do not have books.

Included in the selection are these titles for adults:

Two gripping reads: Kurt Ellis’s By Any Means, a crime thriller based in the ganglands of Durban; and Way Back Home, Niq Mhlongo’s caustic critique of South Africa’s political elite. Published by NB Publishers.
A light-hearted sports-related read, in the form of Springbok Rugby Quiz (English) and Springbok Rugby Vasvra (Afrikaans). Published by Penguin Random House.
Khaya Dlanga’s To Quote Myself published by Pan Macmillan, an entertaining and thought-provoking read in which the author recounts his life from humble beginnings to success, giving his readers a dose of the truly weird and wonderful that is routinely a part of it.

Also available are six children’s fiction books:

In Sesotho: Adrian Varkel & Daley Muller’s Little Lucky Lolo and the Very Big Boy (Pan Macmillan).
In Afrikaans: Fiona Moodies’ Noko en die Koel Katte (NB Publishers); Pieter Verwey’s Clint Eastwood van Wyk en die Moordenaarsklok; and Hendrik Leerdam’s Kaap van Storms (NB Publishers) by JN Home & Peter Mascher (NB Publishers).
In English: Helen Brain’s Vets and Pets 2: Jamie and the Horse Show (NB Publishers); and Elizabeth Wasserman’s Dogtective William and the Diamond Smugglers (NB Publishers).