The theme for this year’s fair is #DiscoverYourBookself as the organisers believe that the books we read shape us and they are certain you’ll find your ‘bookself’ here.
So what will the plan be? Well there will be 100 authors participating in more than 40 events, 44 new small publishers, 7 publishers from across the continent, a dedicated Kid’s Zone, and a whole day devoted to learners, teachers and librarians. The list of authors on offer to the public is quite good. Sample these few names… Pumla Dineo Gqola, Khaya Dlanga, Lauren Beukes, Niq Mholongo, Ndumiso Ngobo, Finuala Dowling, Siphiwo Mahala and many more.
If you in Johannesburg this weekend and you fail to show up to at least a couple events you seriously need to be arrested and bad things done to you. Like I don’t know, you being forced to listen to President Obama’s sad lecture to the AU on loop for a week. That’ll teach you.