Call for Gauteng residents to donate books for Knysna

The Knysna book drive seeks to collect books that will be donated to the area after a fire damaged property, killing seven people.

Children play in the debris of 40 shacks that burnt down in White Location, an informal settlement in Knysna. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Knysna Literary Festival has called on Gauteng residents to donate books for schools and libraries at Norwood Mall Reader’s Warehouse in Johannesburg on Sunday.

The Knysna book drive seeks to collect books that will be donated to the area after a fire damaged property, killing seven people.

Over 400 structures were destroyed and schools and libraries were also affected.

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Festival managing coordinator Sasha Campbell explains: “It’s important for you to have a special book that you love or to read to your children. Put yourselves in their shoes, what types of books would you like to read? We will accept books, including books for children and the elderly.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)