2016 Abantu Book Festival will take place from 6 to 10 December at the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre and Soweto Theatre, curated by Panashe Chigumadzi (author of Sweet Medicine, Jacana Media) and directed by Thando Mgqolozana (author of Unimportance, Jacana Media).
Come and enjoy stimulating discussions and readings from some of our authors:
Fred Khumalo (Seven Steps to Heaven), Lidudumalinagni Mqombothi (Caine Prize 2016: Memories We Lost), Malaika wa Azania (Memoirs of a Born Free), Mongane Wally Serote (Rumours), Rehana Rossouw (What Will People Say?), Redi Thlabi (Endings & Beginnings), Pumla Dineo Gqola (Rape), Siphiwo Mahala (African Delights) and Unathi Magubeni (Nwelezelanga: The Star Child).
Also come and meet Thabiso Mahlape, publisher of BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media.
Sophia Lindop was on SAfmRadio talking about her latest book Spices South Africa Flavours and Traditions.
Rico talks about Madam & Eve: Take Us to Your Leader on OFM, The Sound Of Your Life with Andre Knuz
Piggy Boy’s Blues adopted at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
BlackBird Books is delighted to announce that Piggy Boy's Blues by Nakhane Touré has been adopted for the spring 2017 course ‘The Contemporary African Novel’ at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. The good news was announced after Touré found out he is part of the longlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2016.
Known for his music, SAMA award-winning musician Touré has changed tune with the release of his debut novel, Piggy Boy’s Blues. The novel, which has been described as reading fragments of a recurring dream, centres on the disastrous consequences of a man’s return to his Eastern Cape home town of Alice. Touré’s work is poetic with sensuous prose.