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"Waowh": an exceptional collection of Francophone authors translated into English now available to SA audiences

"Waowh" is the name of a project started by Dibuka, the French media centre in Johannesburg, aiming to make discover Francophone contemporary literature to SA audiences. A work in progress, the collection is already the biggest in its genre in South Africa, with translations into English of such big names of Francophone literature as Michel Houellebecq, Alain Mabanckou, Marie Darrieussecq or Leïla Marouane. But the project does not stop at literature in itself: a collection of French comics is also under construction, with the likes of Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, Chicken with Plums...) and David B. already available. Please help yourself!

Books - Dibuka

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    Dibuka Library is closed until further notice

    Due to the current situation, and the Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions, your favourite library in town will unfortunately be closed until further notice. Read more
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    Dibuka is reopening, by appointment only!

    The Francophone multimedia library Dibuka is slowly reopening, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. And because we've missed you so much, we, at the French Institute and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, have prepared some surprise bags for you! SURPRISE BAGS AT DIBUKA WHAT ? We… Read more
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    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - February to June 2020

    This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults and cultural activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there is something for everybody! Check out the jam-packed programme we've got for you below: Read more

Opening Hours

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Tuesday: 9.30 - 12.30
Thursday: 14.00 - 18.00
Friday: 14.00 - 18.00
Saturday: 9.30 - 12.30


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