A Celebration of Storytelling
storytelling forms a big part of south African heritage and promotes a shared understanding of the diverse cultures in Africa. stories are universal, fun, and meaningful, and everybody has one. The south African Book Development Council is for the first time bringing the nation the south African Book Fair (SABF), which will take place at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg, from 8 to 10 september 2017. The theme for the fair is #OURSTORIES, and is an opportunity for attendees to be taken on an adventure by a host of renowned authors, including Zakes Mda, Ayòbámi Adébáyò, and loyiso Mkize. The SABF also seeks to encourage south Africans to actively participate in the sharing of #OURSTORIES, to encourage the purchasing and reading of local books, as well as interaction with the creators and producers of these books. For more information, visit www.southafricanbookfair.co.za.