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Rutanang Book Fair 2018 wraps up October in South Africa.

The Rutanang Book Fair 2018 will be hosted at the Govan Mbeki Hall in Tlokwe, South Africa on 27 October. The event theme is “we are celebrating books.’’ The Rutanang Book Fair started its run in Tlokwe in the North West province of South Africa in 2016 followed by a successful online run in 2017. […]

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South African protests lead to Rutanang Book Fair 2018 cancellation.

Protests at the South African North West Province have led to the cancellation of the Rutanang Book Fair 2018. South Africa’s North West province with its capital Mahikeng is the epicentre of what has become almost a war zone over local politics. Violence and blockage of main roads has brought the city and the region […]

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Rutanang Book Fair 2017 goes online

The second edition of the Rutanang Book Fair 2017 hosted on May 2-4 will be an exclusively online affair. The Rutanang Book Fair 2016 opened with a blast in the South African town of Tlokwe from April 25-27. It was amazing display of the written word with some of the more well-known names in the […]

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Rutanang Book Fair 2016: Images and videos from the festival

The Rutanang Book Fair happened from 25-27 April 2016 in in Potchefstroom, South Africa and featured leading South African writers, poets, film personalities, singers and more. Feast your eyes on some of the images and videos that we were able to capture from the one day of the festival that we attended.

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Sabata-Mpho Mokae gives Sol Plaatje Lecture at #RutanangBookFair

Sabata-Mpho Mokae gave the Sol Plaatje Lecture at the Rutanang Book Fair on 27th April 2016 in Potchefstroom, South Africa. A man goes to appeal to the crown to the better nature of the British Empire because the land of his people has been taken away in the worst way possible in 1914. He stays […]

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Decolonising literature at Rutanang Book Fair 2016

Decolonising literature is the order of the day in South Africa and this is the theme of the Rutanang Book Fair 2016 next week, 25-27th April, in Tlokwe. There promises to be a large number of events at the book fair, organized by Tlokwe-based media and events company Red Dune, geared towards this theme next […]

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Inaugural Rutanang Book Fair for South Africa

The first annual Rutanang Book Fair will be held in Tlokwe, South Africa on 25 – 27 April 2016; the theme is Decolonising Literature. It looks like our African Literary Festivals have been coming thick and fast in 2016. With the ending Alexandra Book Fair ending this weekend there is another book fair on the horizon […]

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African literary festivals you can attend in 2016

What a year 2015 was where African literary festivals were concerned. A record number showcased some of the coolest people and their writing in various spaces around on this rock that we live on. It looks like it’s not letting up as there are very many events for this year. Here are some of the […]