Abantu Book Festival 2017

After a successful debut last year, the Abantu Book Festival is back with an even better event. The festival will be hosted at two venues in Soweto from 7 to 10 December 2017: the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre in Mofolo will be the venue for daytime events, and the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani will host night events.

The festival is a continued effort to celebrate reading, our rich literary heritage and other art forms, including poetry and film.

The programme will include film screenings, readings, workshops, book launches and more. Children will have their own section, too, with entertainment, readings and storytelling. Some of the artists and hosts include writer TO Molefe, poet and performer Lebo Mashile, and actress Phemelo Motene.

Day events will take place from 9am until 4pm and evening events will start at 5.30pm and end at 9.30pm.

Some events have free entrance and others need tickets (see the programme for more info) – each ticket costs R20.