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Third edition of Jozi Book Fair to be held on 6, 7 & 8 August 2011

Jozi Book Fair 2011 at Museum Africa (Newtown) promises to be a spectacular show as usual, with a wide range of activities, workshops and projects presented to the public. A unique meeting space for the three key partners – readers, writers and publishers – in the promotion of reading and writing in South-Africa, it aims to “strengthen small publishers, create a market for writers, and give an opportunity for readers to signal to authors and publishers the kinds of stories they are interested in." The French cultural network will be present at the JBF this year again – click here for the floor plan – to present its latest publication and promote French culture. See you there!

Books - Events & News

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    Dibuka

    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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    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

    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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