What: The 2023 GAUTENG INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
Headlined by award-winning authors, Dr. Siphiwo Mahala (Can Themba: The Making and Breaking of the Intellectual Tsosti, A Biography), and Angela Makholwa (The Reed Dance Stalker, and The 3Oth Candle adapted into the movie, "Love, Sex & 30 Candles") the second Gauteng International Book Festival took place on the 9th of December 2023 at Ubuntu Kraal Lifestyle, Soweto. The festival's mission is to encourage and sustain the culture of reading which leads to improved levels of literacy. We believe that if we bring book-based events closer to the people who need them most, we will improve access to a wider range of genres, and inculcate reading as a lifelong hobby.
Showcasing over 110 authors from here at home, on the continent, and across the diaspora the best home-grown book-based stories will be enjoyed under the brilliant African skies like the origins of storytelling.
The programme represents the diversity in our stories in form and content driven by fiction as we reimagine alternative futures and rewrite the past. The pulse of the nation is represented through the select choices in non-fiction, and we strive for non-malalignment and othering by bringing in all voices, all forms of being into one melting point.