FROM SEX TALK TO SLAM POETRY
Women write #OURSTORIES at the SA Book Fair 2019
This Women’s Month we’re especially proud to highlight the many South African, continental and international writers taking part in our 2019 programme.
Letshego Zulu, Gabi Lowe and Ndileka Mandela have each authored inspirational stories of survival, catharsis and transcendence and will share their experiences in Life Reclaimed, facilitated by Karabo Kgoleng (Saturday September 7th at 10h00). The highly anticipated book, Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health and Pleasure is published this month and we’re thrilled that Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng will be with us for Sex Talk with Dr T, a session taking place on Saturday at 11h30.
We’re also thrilled that Mogau Seshoene will be celebrating her birthday with us, with a live cookery demonstration and tasty treats! Mothers-in-law are welcome, of course, at The Lazy Makoti’s Birthday Bash on Sunday at 10h00.
Mesmerising Jamaican-Canadian poet d’bi.young anitafrika will launch her new collection of poetry at the fair on Sunday (16h00). The acclaimed feminist dubpoet and activist will also be part of the line-up at Saturday’s Keorapetse Kgositsile Poetry Café, along with Malawi’s Upile Chisala and several other performance poets.
Other not-to-be-missed women authors on our programme include:
- Continental drifter and avid traveller, Lerato Mogoatlhe
- Renowned art expert, Dr Cobi Labuscagne.
- Lesego Tlhabi aka Coconut Kelz.
- New authors Kelly-Eve Koopman, Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka and Keletso Mopai.
- Acclaimed international authors Sarah Ladipo Manyika and Elisabeth Åsbrink
- Poet Vangi Gantsho who will also lend her powerful voice to the Keorapetse Kgositsile Poetry Café lineup, hosted by dynamic spoken word ambassadors Hear My Voice.
From seasoned authors to those publishing for the first time, our programme is a showcase of the sheer range and brilliant diversity of women’s literary voices.