Sarah Ladipo Manyika at Open Book Festival

  • Location

    The Fugard Theatre

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  • Event Date

    04/09/2019 11:00

Sarah Ladipo Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and currently teaches literature at San Francisco State University. Sarah’s first novel, In Dependence, was published by Legend Press (London) and Cassava Republic Press (Abuja). Sarah was Chair of Judges for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature. Find out more about Sarah on her website.  And get an opportunity to meet her on the following dates at Open Book Festival.

Wednesday, 4 September
NEW DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA

Time: 10.00 - 11.00
Nadia Davids, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Sisonke Msimang and Yewande Omotoso speak to Mandisa Haarhoff about the idea of African writing.

Thursday, 5 September
LOVE STORIES

Fred Khumalo, Sarah Ladipo Manyika and Chigozie Obioma speak to Anela Feleza about complicated relationships.

Friday, 6 September
LIVES DERAILED

Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka and Rémy Ngamije speak to Bongani Kona about knowing when to leave.


The Festival celebrates  South African writers, as well as hosting top international authors. It strives to instill a love of reading among young attendees, while the programme of over one hundred events is designed to resonate with festival goers long after the event. Buy your ticket here.