Are you looking for something cool to do in Cape Town this week? Why not head out to Open Book Festival!
With a wide range of events for young and old, it's bound to be a trip worth your while!

Running for five days, this year's Open Book Festival is taking place from 4 to 8 September. And will feature book launches, workshops, performances and panel discussions. Get some food, buy books and get them signed by your favourite author. This is the time to let you inner fan flourish!

Here are Pan Macmillan authors who will be at the festival: Fiona Snyckers, Khaya Dlanga, Rekgotsofetse Chikane, Mcebisi Jonas, Mohale Mashigo, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Rebecca Davis, Sarah Wild, kid's author Refiloe Moahloli and Cassava Republic's Sarah Ladipo Manyika. 

Download the full programme here
Tickets are available on Webtickets. See you there!

Book cover for The Yearning

The Yearning

How long does it take for scars to heal? How long does it take for a scarred memory to fester and rise to the surface? For Marubini, the question is whether scars ever heal when you forget they are there to begin with. Marubini is a young woman who has an enviable life in Cape Town, working at a win...

Book cover for Self-Helpless


Everywhere Rebecca Davis looked, the world was in poor shape. And because she'd quit drinking, she no longer had the comfort blanket of alcohol to tamp down her anxiety. How did sober people stay sane?

Book cover for These Things Really Do Happen To Me

These Things Really Do Happen To Me

Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. That certainly is the case when considering the things that happen to Khaya Dlanga in the course of his everyday life. Khaya often shares these stories in brief via Instagram or his other social media platforms.

Book cover for Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation

Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation

Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation covers the university protests that took place in 2015–2016, better known as the #FeesMustFall protests. Rekgotsofetse (Kgotsi) gives us his first-hand account of what happened prior to the protests and what led to the events of October 2015 at the various unive...

Book cover for Yes Yanga!

Yes Yanga!

Yanga is the 3 Tins champion in his community. His life changes completely when his 3 Tins skills are channeled into cricket. Watch Yanga’s crazy talent as it takes him from local school team to the global sporting stage as one of the stars of the South African Cricket World Cup team.

Book cover for Lacuna


Lucy Lurie is deeply sunk in PTSD following a gang rape at her father’s farmhouse in the Western Cape. She becomes obsessed with the author John Coetzee, who has made a name for himself by writing Disgrace, a celebrated novel that revolves around the attack on her. Lucy lives the life of a celibate ...