Pan Macmillan authors at SABF

There’s no better way to experience the depth & breadth of #OURSTORIES than South Africa’s national book fair.

  • Location

    Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze St, Johannesburg, 2017

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  • Event Date

    06/09/2019 10:00

With over 100 authors, writers, poets, illustrators and storytellers, loads of family-friendly fare, a book marketplace, tours, workshops, poetry, philosophy and more, SA Book Fair 2019 is unmissable.

The book fair takes place from 6 - 7 September 2019. Here's a list of discussions and sessions our authors will be participating in. Book your ticket and be part of the conversation here.


Saturday, 7 September
11:30 - 12:30     
Sex Talk with Dr T

Medical doctor, activist and columnist Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng de-stigmatises sex and women's bodies with her frank approach to taboos. In conversation with Malebo Sephodi.

13:00 - 14:00
Children’s book illustrators Mogau Kekana and Toby Newsome, and comic book illustrators Nathi Ngubane, Loyiso Mkhize and Clyde Beech demonstrate their skills in a live drawing session.

14:30-15:30        
Vuvuzela Dawn
Sports journalists Luke Alfred and all-rounder Jeremy Daniel talk to Wild Coast FM DJ and sports lover Jeff Moloi about the unifying power of sport and how it shaped our nation.

16:00-17:00
Africa Reimagined
A new generation of political scholars and activists discuss the reimagining of African identity, the myths of the rainbow nation and the truth about democracy. Gao Tiro, Rekgotsofetse Chikane and Hlomulo Biko.

16:00-17:00        
The spirited and much adored Refiloe Moahloli reads from her latest children’s book, Yes Yanga! in English, isiXhosa and isiZulu.        

16:00-17:00
In Dependence
Nigerian-British author and Professor of Literature at San Francisco University, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, best known for her novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, visits South Africa for the re-release of her iconic work In Dependence, in conversation with Jennifer Platt.

Sunday, 8 September
10:00 - 11:00
Love Without Borders
South African literary giant Fred Khumalo, international star Sarah Ladipo Manyika and debut author Remy Ngamije transcend geography (and all that it symbolises) in their contemporary masterpieces of human connection with Karabo Kgoleng.

11:30 - 12:30
The spirited and much adored Refiloe Moahloli reads from her latest children’s book, Yes Yanga! in English, isiXhosa and isiZulu.        

13h00 - 14h00   
Men of the cloth and ardent fighters for justice, the reverends Frank Chikane and Peter Storey recount their roles in the struggle for freedom during and after Apartheid and discuss how religion can serve as a moral compass in times of political upheaval with Dr Sithembile Mbete.