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Dibuka : the French information center of Johannesburg

Dibuka is a multi-media library focussing 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.

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The library offers to the general public almost 20 000 documents for adults, teenagers and children: books, comics, CD's and videos (French cinema and documentaries, French Press, manuals to learn French, French language teaching aid and more...

Contact:
Tel. (+27) 11 646 1115
Fax. (+27) 11 646 1128
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17 Lower Park Drive
Parkview
Johannesburg


Openings hours:
Monday to Friday : 9.30 to 12.30 14.00 to 18.00
Saturday : 9.30 to 13.30

Books - Events & News

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    Dibuka Library is OPEN!

    Your favourite library in town is now open after the festive season break! Come and discover all the exciting new books we've received to start 2021. Opening hours are: Tuesday: 9.30 – 12.30 Thursday : 12.00 – 18.00 Friday : 14.00 – 18.00 Saturday : 9.30 – 12.30 COVID protocols are strictly… Read more
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    Events and News

    Somebody Told Me - An Audio Theatre Experience

    Put on your headphones, sit back and make yourself comfortable! Are you ready? Come and follow the adventure of 5 travellers embarking on a dreamy, fun and quirky journey aboard a hot-air balloon.Somebody Told Me was born out of an international collaboration between five actors who have selected… 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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Patrick Chamoiseau with Nadine Gordimer during the French Season in South Africa

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