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Discussions, Performances, Readings, Workshops And More Await At Open Book Festival 2017

BY STELLA WAAFRIKA


It is that time of the year again when renowned international and local writers come together to showcase at Africa's bespoke literary event. The annual Open Book Festival will be held in Cape Town from 6-10 September 2017 at the Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum Homecoming Centre and indie bookshop, The Book Lounge.

The five-day event features literary material delivered in form of discussions, performances, readings and workshops.

This year's line-up will see authors such as Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ (Nigeria), Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe), Mwanza Mujila (DRC), Iman Verjee (Kenya), Nathan Hill (USA), Alex Wheatle (UK), Scaachi Koul (Canada) alongside South Africa's Pumla Gqola, Malebo Sephodi, Thabiso Mofokeng, SJ Naudé, Chwayita Ngamlana and Thuli Nhlapo to name a few. 

Not only is the annual festival a great gathering for storytellers, it also plays a significant and sustainable contribution by building a love of reading and books among the youth of Cape Town. Over and above, storytelling is the order of the day at OBF; an experience worth adding to one's bucket list. Tickets are available at Webtickets. 

Open Book is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum, The Townhouse Hotel, The French Institute, The Canada Council for the Arts, NORLA, Goethe-Institut, The Embassy of Finland, The Dutch Foundation for Literature, PEN SA and Central Library and sponsored by Leopards Leap, The Kingdom of the Netherlands Consulate General, The City of Cape Town, Open Society Foundation, Pan Macmillan, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, Penguin Random House and the Western Cape Government.

Click HERE for full festival line-up. 

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