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Literature slings barbs and arrows at the M&G LitFest

They spoke. They listened. They argued. Now the work for the M&G Literary Festival 2016 has begun.

New partnership gives space to up-and-coming publishers

With the publishing industry evolving, the SA Book Fair aims to facilitate this evolution by supporting young publishers and writers.

South African Book Fair’s thought-provoking reads

Despite having a relatively small local book market, the SA publishing industry has produced some exciting books that you can read at the book fair.

African publishers promote their titles at SA Book Fair

Here's a list of the publishers from sub-Saharan Africa invited by Goethe-Institut to be part of this year’s South African Book Fair.

SA Book Fair: Madiba’s legacy revisited

The annual fair, together with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will present a dialogue at the upcoming fair: Revisiting Madiba’s Legacy.

Steven Friedman: Taking sides on the charter

Political analyst Steven Friedman - who features on one of the M&G Lit Fest panels - looks at a critique of South Africa's Freedom Charter.

SA bonded to a stupid economy

Resistance is rising to the liberalising ideology of the South African state and corporate elites, says Patrick Bond, who is on an M&G Lit Fest panel.

An era in which fact is more desired than fiction

What characterises South African writing since 1994 and distinguishes it from its past? This edited excerpt from Leon de Kock's book offers answers.

The saving grace of our stories

Postapartheid writing and hot provocative issues book-end this year's M&G Literary Festival, which takes place on August 1 and 2.

It’s definitely one for the books at the SA fair

The SA Book Fair will feature over 100 authors, writers, poets, publishers and playwrights.

M&G Literary Festival programme

The annual Literary Festival will run from August 1-2 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg.

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