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Five must-sees at the Future Nation Schools Book Fair and Literary Festival

With September being Heritage month, Future Nation Schools is hosting a Book Fair focused on all things African – literature, authors, art, music and publishers.

It’s a day showcasing African literature, writers, poetry and arts.

Feeding Future Nation School’s vision of spearheading the African education revolution through driving content relevant to the continent, the latest literary offering is setting the agenda for local book discussions.

The first of its kind, this new literary festival promises to be multi-faceted event with a programme for children, adults and teens. The all-day event will also include various partners and stakeholders in the education and publishing space. Visitors will also have a chance to meet some of their favourite authors and icons, including Mandla Langa, Khaya Dlanga, Hugh Masekela and Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

Five reasons to save the date:

Women and Literature

A strong lineup of female speakers including Elinor Sisulu, Redi Tlhabi, Natalia Molebatsi and Dr Judy Dlamini will be joining the conversation

Book publisher exhibition

An exhibition showcasing a variety of publishers and their latest offerings will include the likes of African Flavour Books, MacMillan, Oxford University Press and Juta

African focused discussions

A range of fascinating and engaging discussions around content taking place with a noteworthy speaker lineup

Passing on of knowledge

Sifiso Learning Group’s founder, Sizwe Nxasana will be donating books focused on a variety of educational interests from technology to African education. These will be donated to Walter Sisulu University and the Vincent Tshabalala Education Trust operating in Alexandra township. Feel free to bring along a book to donate on the day

Great conversations

Get a chance to speak to your favourite author, artist and musician. Have a debate with one of our publishers on digital versus print. Better yet, get a taste of African literature in the company of the greatest African minds. Including topics such as “Does Shakespeare have a place in African literature”

For more information and to view the programme visit


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