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The Rentrée Littéraire Comes to Dibuka!



Discover a selection of books from the Rentrée Litteraire at Dibuka Library, the multimedia portal to French culture in Johannesburg. For the uninitiated the Rentrée Littérraire is the period of the year in France between August and November when publishing houses release most of their books as it coincide with the French literary award season. Some of these prestigious awards include the Prix Goncourt ,the Prix Renaudot the Prix Médicis , and the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie Française.


MATHIAS ÉNARD - Boussole (2015) Prix Goncourt
ALICE ZENITER - Juste avant l'oubli (2015) - Prix Renaudot des lycéens
ARAM KEBABDJIAN - Les Désœuvrés (2015) - Prix SGDL (Société des gens de lettres) du Meilleur Premier Roman
ALAIN MABANCKOU - Petit Piment (2015) - Prix Liste Goncourt : le choix polonais
JEAN HATZFELD - Un papa de sang (2015)
CHARIF MAJDALANI - Villa des femmes (2015) - Grand prix Jean-Giono






About Dibuka Library

Dibuka is a multi-media library focusing on France and contemporary francophone culture, the result of a partnership between the French Embassy in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance française of Johannesburg.

17 Lower Park Drive - Parkview - Johannesburg

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 9h30 to 12h30 & 14h00 to 18h00
Saturdays: 9h30 to 13h30

Contact info:
Tel. (+27) 11 646 1115 Fax. (+27) 11 646 1128 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Facebook: @Dibuka.Ifas

Books - Dibuka

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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


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

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.