Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2019 and 2020)

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2 Events Found in South Africa

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Open Book Cape Town Open Book Cape Town
The Fugard Theatre , Capetown, South Africa

Dates: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019

Website: Open Book Cape Town


Open Book Festival at The Fugard Theatre is an annual literary festival, the first of which happened in 2011.

When Mervyn Sloman and Ben Williams started talking about creating a festival, they had in mind around 60 literary events over 5 days featuring about 15 top international as well as some of the best South Africans writing today. Due to the incredible support Open Book received, that quickly grew into a festival that now includes over 100 events, featuring over 100 authors.

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Abantu Book Festival Abantu Book Festival
Eyethu Lifestyle Centre & Soweto Theatre, Soweto, South Africa

Date: December 2019 – Dates to be Announced

Website: Abantu Book Festival


Abantu Book Festival is an annual literary event held in Soweto, South African’s artistic heartland, featuring authors from South Africa, Africa, and the diaspora. Abantu is the Nguni word for people, which makes this the people’s festival. Our vision is simple—We see a Soweto with a vibrant culture of reading.

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