503pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2020
A collection of 400 essays by South African learners, aged nine to 19, on the experience of having to learn during the Covid-19 lockdown, without face-to-face interaction with teachers and the companionship of classmates, and often without access to online classes.
Jonathan Jansen is Distinguished Professor of Education at Stellenbosch University. His books include Letters to my Children, Great South African Teachers and Song for Sarah.
Emily O’Ryan, a Political Science graduate from Stellenbosch University, won a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2021/2022 academic year.