It is the younger ones among us who are leading the way in creating new content for the book industry. At the South African Book Fair we will look at how innovative our youth is. We will request young people to guide us towards a new kind of content. We will engage with them on how to write creatively, and ask them to demonstrate and share their innovative channels of distribution and engagement.
Current politics and conversations on Twitter and Facebook indicate that young people are speaking out about the symbolic nature of hair politics and identity; and about racism, which continues to manifest itself in various forms across South Africa, including in our schools.
We would also like to engage with parents and teenage children who are looking for books that can inspire conversations about relevant issues in South Africa and the rest of the world.
Athambile Masola , Loyiso Mkhize, Clyde Beech, Christian Robinson, Benoit Knox, Bontle Senne, Roz Haden, Masello Motana