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2015 Open Book: Comics Fest, One-man Poetry Slam and Okey Ndibe Chats About Foreign Gods, Inc.


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It’s Saturday afternoon and the 2015 Open Book Festival is rocking.

Master cartoonists Chris Riddell and Zapiro explained their creative responses to world events with Marianne Thamm at Comics Fest: Illustrating the Point. Erin was on the spot:



At a Poetica event, Vus’umuzi Phakathi presented a one-man grand slam, bringing three of his characters to life: Romeo The Poet and Vus’umuzi go head-to-head in a poetry slam while Lil’Hussil plays referee. Annetjie had the unenviable task of live tweeting the performance:


Nancy Onyango (This is Africa) questioned Okey Ndibe about his remarkable novel Foreign Gods, Inc.. Helené was in the audience:



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The festival is being covered by Books LIVE editor Jennifer Malec (@projectjennifer), deputy editor Helené Prinsloo (@helenayp), assistant editors Erin Devenish (@ErinDevenish811) and Annetjie van Wynegaard (@Annetjievw).

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