Open Book Fest 2019: Day One
From dismantling the patriarchy to Afrikaaps and self-worth; from multilingualism in children's literature to the politics of academic publishing; from social activism in South Africa to workshops on composing and performing your own poetry, and much (much) more - Day One of Open Book 2019 properly haal'd uit en wys'd!
Bibliophiles braved the Mother City's notorious September south-easter to attend the first day of this annual book festival, now in its ninth year running.
From Wednesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 8 Cape Town's Fugard Theatre (and surrounding venues) will be playing host to a conglomerate of local and international scribes, poets, comics artists, activists, academics, journalists - you name it - from sunrise (well, 10am) to sundown (read: 8pm).
Ja, the days are long but - as The Youth would say - #WorthIt.
Click here for the full programme and keep an eye out for #OBF2019 to avoid the fomo.
@OpenBookFest 2019 is officially open! The opening panel is discussing The New Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby.— Penguin Books SA (@PenguinBooksSA) September 4, 2019
The participants from our continent are Yewande Omotoso, Nadia Davids, Sarah Ladipo Manyika and Sisonke Msimang. Mandisa Haarhoff is leading the conversation. pic.twitter.com/e3EBSzShrz