Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Helping adult literacy in South Africa

I'm keen to help out any initiative that gets people reading (and buying) books.  I'm so keen, I even agreed to give away a few copies of my books in support of a great adult literacy program being run by Tanda Tula safari lodge in South Africa's Timbavati Game Reserve.

My friends Don and Nina who run Tanda Tula have introduced a program to help some of their staff improve their reading and conversational skills.  Nina had a great idea that the staff, all adults, might like to read something other than textbooks.  She thought my novels, several of which are set in places the staff would know, might make interesting reading.

I agreed wholeheartedly, and just wished that when I was studying English that I could have had set texts full of gunplay, sex and wildlife (and wild people).  It was my great pleasure to help out and you can read more about Tanda Tula's adult literary program here.

Make sure you also click through to Tanda Tula's homepage and check out their tented camp in the Timbavati - it's a stunner and the game viewing there is excellent.

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