Writers Speak Out About Why #TextbooksMatter

19 Nov 2015
Writers Speak Out About Why #TextbooksMatter

Writers Karen Jennings, Achmat Dangor, Lauren Beukes, Gabeba Baderoon, Yewande Omotoso, Sisonke Msimang and Njabulo Ndebele have all shared their thoughts on why #TextbooksMatter. This is part of SECTION27’s campaign ahead of the upcoming court case regarding the government’s responsibility to provide schoolchildren in Limpopo with textbooks. Other writers have shared videos of their statements, which can be watched on Basic Education for All’s Facebook page.

For more information on the case read our call on the Department of Basic Education to ensure access to textbooks and books for all schoolchildren. Writers, add your voices to the campaign by signing your names to our statement here.

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Karen Jennings
Achmat Dangor
Lauren Beukes
Gabeba Baderoon statement
Yewande Omotoso
Sisonke Msimang
Njabulo Ndebele

(Image of Karen Jennings courtesy of Books LIVE)