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120 authors in 2018 South African Book Fair lineup

Thursday 26/July/2018 - 09:47 AM
SABF poster
SABF poster
Edited by: Yara Sameh

The 2018 South African Book Fair (SABF) will be held at the Newtown Cultural Precinct in Johannesburg from 7-9 September 2018, biz community reported.

The three-day programme will present a range of topics and activities for visitors from all walks of life، .

The programme of events is full of things to do and see for everyone from pre-schoolers to the most dedicated book lovers، including a vault of books with industry experts showcasing books that entertain، educate، empower، inform، and advance.

The South African Library for the Blind will also showcase tactile books، promoting a positive reading experience for the blind and visually impaired.

Celebrating #OurStories on the page، mic، and stage، the 2018 Book Fair also promises a feast for lovers of the spoken word as a giant of the South African literary world will be honoured. The late Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile، affectionately known as Bra Willie، will be celebrated through intergenerational voices in indigenous languages، a commissioned tribute poem and more. The inaugural Keorapetse Kgositsile Poetry Café at the SABF will feature some of the most recognised names in the realm of spoken word.

National Book Week
The Book Fair، as part of the National Book Week campaign which runs 3-9 September 2018، kicks off with an exciting schools programme، where learners، librarians، teachers، caregivers، and parents will be treated to a delectable offering of storytelling in the vernacular، The Little Prince and other theatre productions، and a host of activities in The National Book Week Magic Tent.

The literary programme lineup includes panel discussions with leading movers and shakers، a philosophy café، facilitated by prominent thought leaders، and sessions dealing with some of the most pressing social، economic، and political issues facing our country today. Attendees may meet Mandy Wiener، Tembeka Ngcukaitobi، Ralph Mathekga، Christi van der Westhuizen، Mpho Dagada، Dudu Busani-Dube، Jan-Jan Joubert، David Higgs، and more.

The fair also features a wealth of experts from the publishing industry who will be ready to assist with learning and support materials، the best research and non-fiction books from the university presses and SMME publishers from all provinces.

The full programme for the 2018 South African Book Fair، which is the final event on the National Book Week calendar، may be accessed at www.southafricanbookfair.co.za.

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