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CityPress - - Voices - – Binwe Ade­bayo

This year’s Dur­ban In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val was not just a vic­tory for cin­ema, but for books too. It was an­nounced at the fes­ti­val that Char­lie Hu­man’s Apoca­lypse Now Now will be con­verted to film and di­rected by the screen­writer be­hind Dis­trict 9, Terri Tatchell. GG Al­cock’s memoir, Third World Child: Born White, Zulu Bred, will also hit the big screen and will be helmed by Bri­tish pro­duc­ers. He’s one of South Africa’s most ac­tive au­thors on so­cial media, and read­ers have been wait­ing a long time for literary leg­end Zakes Mda to pen his thoughts in a new book. Umuzi will be pub­lish­ing a new work of his­tor­i­cal fic­tion called Lit­tle Suns. The book, which will be re­leased in De­cem­ber, is rooted in 19th-cen­tury South Africa and weaves to­gether crime-solv­ing in­ves­tiga­tive el­e­ments and a love story. Hosted in Johannesburg for the first time, the SA Book Fair brings to­gether some of the coun­try’s (and the world’s) best writ­ers, read­ers and pub­lish­ers be­tween July 31 and Au­gust 2. Held at the Tur­bine Hall in New­town, there is some­thing for ar­dent book­worms, as well as the re­luc­tant new reader. Head to southafrican­book­fair.co.za for info and ticket in­for­ma­tion.

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