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South Africans to Take Part in the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival (10 – 26 August)

A contingent of South African writers, including Lauren Beukes (The Shining Girls), Achmat Dangor (Strange Pilgrimages), Sindiwe Magona (Please, Take Photographs), Deon Meyer (7 Days), Henrietta Rose-Innes (Nineveh) and Sifiso Mzobe (Young Blood) will be taking part in the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year. South African-born photographer Steve Bloom (Living Africa) and debut author Marli Roode (Call it Dog), who are now living in the UK, will also be attending.

The Shining GirlsStrange PilgrimagesPlease, Take Photographs7 DaysNinevehYoung BloodCall It DogLiving Africa

The festival, which is on from 10 to 26 August 2013, will feature over 800 wordsmiths, taking part in a wide variety of interesting discussions. Other African writers at the festival include Egyptian Abdel Bari Atwan, Somalian Nadifa Mohamed, Zimbabwean Alexander McCall Smith and Andrew Rugasira from Uganda.

Also participating will be UK writers Emma Brockes and Patrick Flanery who have both written books about South Africa – Brockes’ biography, She Left Me the Gun, about her SA-born mother, and Flanery’s novel, Absolution, are set here in South Africa.

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