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Featuring a host of newcomers and well-known local writers engaged in inspiring discussions and fiery debates on current issues, politics, publishing, African superheroes, literature, African philosophy and more. Our Keorapetse Kgositsile Poetry Café, a pop-up poetry platform will captivate while the Author’s Corner will offer support to aspirant writers. Children will be entertained in the Magic Tent and The Little Prince will run daily from 10:00 - 11:00 at the Market Theatre. Meet experts from the publishing sector; a wealth of literature and books for all ages.
Presented by the South African Book Development Council, in proud association with the Fibre, Processing and Manufacturing SETA
South Africa has an abundance of writing talent and the current era shows a surge in the publication and celebration of a wider breadth of indigenous authors and literature.
During Heritage month, September 2018 and beyond, the SABF, as a platform, is committed to celebrating much of this cultural wealth and our writing legacies.
We are proud and inspired by the extraordinary breadth of talent we have, from our young, emerging to our iconic writers.
Featuring: Professor Gilbert Khadiagala, Mpho Dagada, Unathi Slasha, Prof Adekeye Adebajo, Sam Beckbessinger, Unathi Magubeni, Simon Dingle, Sphiwe Ndlovu, Odafe Atogun, Bantu Holomisa, Sara-Jayne King, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Thuli Nhlapho, Nomkhosi Xulu, Elinor Sisulu, Rosie Motene, Malebo Sephodi, Harriet Pelman, Siphiwo Mahala, B Camminga, Malusi Bhengu, Peter Harris, Anne Dahlqvist, Fred Khumalo, Sindiwe Magona, Melanie Judge, Dudu Busani-Dube, Maishe Maponya, Antjie Krog, Wally Serote, Melinda Ferguson, Ferial Haffajee, Roche Kester, Christi van der Westhuizen, Makhosazana Xaba, Rehana Rossouw, Katlego Shoro, Zimitri Erasmus, Upile Chisala, Flow Wellington
Featuring: Bev Ditsie, Sindiwe Magona, Shailja Patel, Hester van der Walt, Elinor Sisulu, Sabata Mokae, Zane Meas, Lebohang Masango, Melusi Tshabalala, Chwayita Ngamlana, Lauri Kubuitsile, Phehello Mofokeng, Mandy Weiner, Catherine Odora Hoppers, Kea Bopalamu, Terry Shakinovsky, Anneliese Burgess, Gilbert Khadiagala, David Higgs, Lindiwe Hani, Harriet Perlman, Pieter-Louis Myburg, Pallo Jordan, Nompumelelo Mqwebu, Christy Chilimagras, Nechama Brodie, Phumlani Pikoli, Martha Evans, Richard Steyn, Shafinaaz Hassim, Hennie van Vuuren, Tracy Going, Jonathan Ancer, Jane Duncan