Drama For Life (DFL), the independent academic, research and community engagement programme based at the Wits School of Arts, is looking for book donations for its resources centre.
DFL’s work is rooted in human rights and social justice and its staff and practitioners need access to information and knowledge, said Zanele Madiba, DFL’s media, communications and events officer.
“We are looking for books in the fields of Applied Drama, Drama Therapy and Arts Education and related disciplines including psychology, social work, public health, anthropology, cultural and diversity studies, etc.,” she said.
The need for books arose because Applied Drama and Drama Therapy are fairly new fields of study in the South African and African context, said Madiba.
“Emerging from this reality was the need to establish a collection of published and unpublished resources for the purpose of driving scholarship in the disciplines.”
Owing to the emergence of these fields, the majority of the literature available is located and published within international contexts, making access to this knowledge expensive and unfeasible for many scholars, Madiba said.
DFL doesn’t have a set target nor a cut-off date for the donation drive.
“We would love to get as many books as possible,” said Madiba.
All book donations should be brought to Drama For Life on the 17th fl oor of University Corner between 9am and 5pm.