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World Book Day is a date set aside by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to inspire people, particularly young people, to enjoy books and reading. Celebrated on 23 April each year, the day presented Nal’ibali with the perfect opportunity to launch our new children’s literacy rights poster – a collection of 8 messages to help grow a love of reading in children...
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This World Book Day, 23 April 2015, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a special children’s literacy rights poster to assert and affirm for children what they need to become inspired and competent readers and writers. Endorsed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY International), The South African Book Development Council / National Book Week, The Publishers...
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This World Book Day, 23 April 2015, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is launching a special children’s literacy rights poster to assert and affirm for children what they need to become inspired and competent readers and writers. Endorsed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY International), The South African Book Development Council / National Book Week, The Publishers...
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A reading project aimed at children and young people in South Africa has been named the winner of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Praesa, or Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, was rewarded for having "the joy of reading as its compass point". The award is named after Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the creator of the Pippi Longstocking book series. Praesa director...
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In response to the demand to publish its bilingual literacy supplement in even more South African languages, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is proud to announce the launch of an English-Sepedi version. Produced by the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) in partnership with Times Media, the Nal’ibali newspaper supplements already appear in combinations of English-isiXhosa, English-Sesotho, English-Afrikaans and English-isiZulu...
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The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) has been honoured with the prestigious international children’s literacy accolade, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA). The announcement was made at a ceremony held yesterday, Tuesday 31 March, in Sweden. The ALMA is the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature and reading promotion, and PRAESA is being celebrated for its work...
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The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the richest award in children's literature, and one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The award recognises "authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and promoters of reading" whose "work is of the highest quality." The objective of the award is to increase interest in children’s and young people's literature, and to promote children's rights to culture on a global scale. Nal'ibali is proud...
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The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is the richest award in children's literature, and one of the richest literary prizes in the world. The award recognises "authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and promoters of reading" whose "work is of the highest quality." The objective of the award is to increase interest in children’s and young people's literature, and to promote children's rights to culture on a global scale. Nal'ibali is proud...
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Storytelling: The Crucial Curriculum

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March, 26th 2015
“We live storied lives” This World Storytelling Day, it’s important to understand how stories (from amusing tales to the story of your life) are the pixels that make up your understanding of the world. Stories are not something separate from life – they aren’t fictional pastimes. In fact,they are so prevalent that  they’re woven  tightly into the tapestry of every person’s life, and in incredibly...
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Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, will be celebrating World Storytelling Day this Friday, March 20, at the Indie Book Fair taking place at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg. In celebration of the day, and the power of stories, the campaign will be hosting a special storytelling session with guest storyteller and author, Zanele Ndlovu. “We are all born to tell stories, memorise and make...
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