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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

  • 2019-DibuKids-newsletter-2ndsem
    Dibuka

    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - July to December

    July - December 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there… Read more
  • DibuKids program
    Dibuka

    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - February to June

    February - June 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there… Read more
  • 2018-DibukaFestival-facebook-2
    Dibuka

    Dibuka Library Festival

    Not your ordinary book festival! 1 – 29 September 2018 Spring is coming! And with it, the Dibuka Library Festival, a new kind of book festival to celebrate Dibuka's new revamping and its 15th birthday. Dibuka Library Festival will run from the 1st to the 29th of September at the newly revamped… Read more

Opening Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday - Wednesday:  
9.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 19.30
Thursday:
8.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 19.30
Friday:
9.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 18.00
Saturday:
9.30 - 13.30

Contact

Tel. (+27) 11 646 1115
Fax. (+27) 11 646 1128

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