Modjaji Books and some of our authors will be at the SA Book Fair – come say hi!


National Book Week 2018 is coming up and Gautenger booklovers, nerds, creatives, and lovers of good conversation are all rallying for 2018 South African Book Fair.

Publisher Colleen Higgs and intern Aimee-Claire Smith of Modjaji Books are delighted to be there. We’ll have a stand near the back – please do come say hi, chat to us, there will be lots of title on sale, including a bargain box!

A few Modjaji authors will be there, as well. Here’s your guide to where you can catch them in conversation – and get them to sign your copies of their books!

Katleho Kano Shoro (Serurubele)

Keorapetse Kgositsile Poetry Café – Session Two
Date: 7 September
Time: 16:00-16:45
Price: R40
Venue: Ramolao Makhene Theatre

The South African Book Fair 2018, as it celebrates #OURSTORIES on the page, mic and stage, invites audiences to engage in a feast of intergenerational voices in our indigenous languages. Katleho will be MC.

Hester van der Walt (Se my is julle twee susters? and Hester’s Book of Bread)

Unbounded bodies and being
Date: 9 September
Time: 10:00–11:00
Price: R40
Venue: Township Boy

Bev Ditsie and Hester van der Walt explore the fluidity and complexity of gender as depicted in our stories with B Camminga

Makhosazana Xaba (Running and other stories)

Keorapetse Kgositsile Poetry Café – Session One
Date: 7 September
Time: 15:00-15:45
Venue: Newtown Mall Piazza
Free entry

A pop-up poetry platform featuring poets include Siphokazi Jonas, Flow Wellington, and Makhosazana Xaba.

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