A Cel­e­bra­tion of Sto­ry­telling

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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.

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