Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015 – Laureate Speech by Kirsten Boie

Dear Carole, Ntombi and Malusi – sanibonani! Dear Dr. Raabe, Dear Guests, At the beginning of April, hours before this […]

ALMA acceptance speech by Carole Bloch

PRAESA founder, Neville Alexander, loved The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. I do too – and we’ve retold it in […]

More damage predicted for educational outcomes: the case against approving only one textbook

A recent proposal by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is to do away with the national catalogue of eight […]

PRAESA named the 2014 recipient of the IBBY-ASAHI award

On Saturday 12 September 2014, PRAESA, was awarded the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award, in Mexico City, Mexico. Initiated by the […]

Nal’ibali Research Briefing 3: Telling Tales – The Story of the Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Supplements

Now in its second year of production, Professor of Language in Education at the University of Reading, Viv Edwards, evaluates the bilingual reading-for-enjoyment […]

Why children need regular encounters with reading aloud

Socrates told us that all thinking begins with wonder. Nobody would dispute the need for developing thoughtful citizens, but just […]

Reflections on a research visit to the Silukhanyo Reading Club

Malusi Ntoyapi works with PRAESA on the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment initiative as a reading club mentor. Siukhanyo Reading Club is a […]

The transformative power of oral storytelling

A long, long time ago, in a land far, far away, there was no such thing as the Google. There […]

Mourning the loss of Neville Alexander

PRAESA mourns the loss of its founder, guide and support, Neville Alexander, who died on the 27th August 2012.  Under […]

Neither Xhosa nor English but Both

Tumi read Lila and the Secret of rain by Jude Daly and David Conway in isiXhosa last week! I was […]