Abantu Festival2016 Abantu Book Festival will take place from 6 to 10 December at the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre and Soweto Theatre, curated by Panashe Chigumadzi (author of Sweet Medicine, Jacana Media) and directed by Thando Mgqolozana (author of Unimportance, Jacana Media).

Come and enjoy stimulating discussions and readings from some of our authors:

Fred Khumalo (Seven Steps to Heaven), Lidudumalinagni Mqombothi (Caine Prize 2016: Memories We Lost), Malaika wa Azania (Memoirs of a Born Free), Mongane Wally Serote (Rumours), Rehana Rossouw (What Will People Say?), Redi Thlabi (Endings & Beginnings), Pumla Dineo Gqola (Rape), Siphiwo Mahala (African Delights) and Unathi Magubeni (Nwelezelanga: The Star Child).

                                                                                 Also come and meet Thabiso Mahlape, publisher of BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media.

New Releases

  • Poverty, Politics and Policy in South Africa
  • The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names
  • An Empty Plate
  • Spices South Africa Flavours and Traditions
  • Plentiful
  • Everest Untold
  • Darwin's Hunch
  • Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela
  • The Sol Plaatje  European Union Poetry Anthology Vol. VI
  • Dead President Walking
  • Terrestrial Gamebirds & Snipes of Africa
  • Solidarity Road
  • More Braai The Beloved Country
  • The Yoga Kitchen - 100 Easy Superfood Recipes
  • Madam & Eve: Take us to your leader
  • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Poverty in South Africa: Past and present
  • Period Pain