South African + International Bookfairs and Literary Events

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South African Bookfairs and Festivals for 2022 – So Far…

South African Bookfairs and Festivals for 2022 – So Far…

The team and I scoured the South African internet landscape to find local book fairs and events for those of you looking to get your bums off chairs and into…well, different chairs. But around other people this time. Here are the results our search yielded for the year ahead.

The demise of the traditional book fair in the time of Covid

The demise of the traditional book fair in the time of Covid

Unlike the recent Tokyo Olympics which took place despite extenuating circumstances and a cost of about $28 billion, many book fairs across the globe have not been so lucky. Some events were postponed or held digitally with hybrid models also part of the...

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