The South African Book Fair is now owned by the South African Book Development Council and will be incorporated into the successful annual National Book Week, which has already established itself in the SA calendar in the first full week of September.
The Fair is a unique opportunity for the book publishing industry to collectively position itself as a relevant, inclusive and important part of South Africa and Africa’s development. It is an opportunity to interact and engage with all links in the value chain, with government and the public at large.
In turn, South Africans from all walks of life will be able to access the diverse content produced by its world class book industry, listen to, mingle and debate with a wide variety of authors.
The South African Book Development Council (SABDC) is the representative body of the South African book sector and its members include key stakeholders in the book value chain in South Africa. SABDC members are representative of all sectors in the book value chain and our observers are the DAC, the DBE and DTI. Our current areas of work are far reaching and extremely important with regards to book development in South Africa.
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Amid calls made ever more convincingly for more diverse representation in the world literary landscape, and as more African voices find their space on the continent and internationally, South African Book Fair (SABF) 2017 will be painting the walls of the Newtown Precinct in Johannesburg with the words of the city’s people. Poetry will be…
Philosophers, poets, writers, editors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers, librarians & readers will find room for expression @SABookFair
@SABookFair will be painting the walls of the Newtown Precinct in @JoburgRSA with the words of the city’s people 8-10 September 2017.
Scholarly #books impact society and people’s lives for the better. These books change perceptions, and positively affect #OURSTORIES
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