The Magic Tent

National Book Week (NBW) will be bringing its own brand of wonder to the South African Book Fair (SABF) this year, through the NBW Magic Tent. All are invited to attend events at the tent, from smaller children to grandparents; and to revel in the affirmative power of books and reading − for the first…

Writing revolution

The concept of a ‘writing revolution’ is one we often hear being discussed in South Africa and raises many questions. Have we understated our role as writers in our democracy? Has the book industry played far too insignificant a role in this? At the South African Book Fair (SABF) this year, African philosophers and writers…

Let’s Talk Libraries

The Business-to-business Programme of South African Book Fair (SABF) 2017 has been curated to contribute towards a united publishing and bookselling industry in South Africa, and to ensure that diversity is nurtured. Most of the sessions under the programme will be closed industry events, and those to whom they pertain are whole-heartedly encouraged to attend…