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“Books are uniquely portable magic.”
A charity book sale supporting Wola Nani will be held in the Gardens Centre from Monday 20 June. The pop-up fundraiser will see ardent readers, film fundi’s and music aficionados convene for a good cause, with book, CD and DVD proceeds going to support the NGO’s work with women, orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by the AIDS crisis.
The two week book sale will take place from 20 June to 03 July and offers a broad swathe of reading matter – from popular fiction to hard-to-find titles from out-of-print authors like Gerald Durrell, Pearl S. Buck and P.G. Wodehouse.
Those looking for a good novel will find selections in the following genres; modern classics/literary fiction, South African writers, classics, contemporary crime writing, vintage/pulp crime, current thrillers, historical thrillers, conspiracy thrillers, sci fi/adult fantasy, romance and children’s.
For non-fiction audiences, interests in War, History, Biography, Esoteric, Mind Body & Spirit, Art, Architecture and Design, Business/Management, SA Current Affairs and Armchair Travel will be well represented.
Lovers of antiquarian volumes and other collectable ephemera will find gems amongst the coffee table books. There will also be Poetry and Plays as well as Cookery books on sale.
The Wola Nani pop-up charity book sale will be hosted on the upper level of the Gardens Centre (in front of the parking pay machines) from 09:00-19:00 (Monday – Friday), 09:00-17:00 (Saturdays) and 09:00-14:00 (Sundays).
“Wola Nani” is an IsiXhosa term that loosely translates to ‘embrace’ and that is what the organisation strives to do. Established in 1994, the non-profit organisation is committed to assisting people living with HIV/Aids, to be able to help and support themselves and to offer aid and relief to HIV stricken communities. The NGO was established as a result of economic restrictions on welfare spending and a big increase in the number of HIV/Aids cases. In its bit to curb this, Wola Nani introduced programmes to help HIV positive persons in local communities to cope with the emotional and financial constraints brought about by HIV/Aids.