Abantu Book Fesival has become an annual pilgrimage for black writers and readers in SOWETO to celebrate the rich and diverse literary heritage emerging from the African continent.
While the book remains the central medium of the festival, we have poetry and musical performances, writing and publishing workshops, panel discussions and in-conversations, as well as film-screening woven in the mix. The best poets, novelists, playwrights, biographers, literary scholars, musicians, actors, activists,, thinkers and reader from as far as can be imagined, take over the historic location of SOWETO and make it a literary village. This is the space we’ve been yearning for. Let there be healing.

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