South Africa’s biggest book festival for Black readers and writers, is back for this year’s instalment of the cultural event. The Abantu Book Festival founded in 2016 by a team led by Thando Mgqolozana for black readers, writers, performers, scholars, publishers, booksellers, and abantu interested in literature.

The guests attending the Abantu Book Festival 2019, happening in Soweto, South Africa from December 5-8, were announced on November 14, 2019.

The guests are Mona Eltahawy, Basetsana Kumalo, Zakes Mda, Chris Abani, d’bi. young anitafrika, Frankie Chike Edozien, Sihle Bolani, Masande Ntshanga, Kopano Ratele, Zukiswa Wanner, Siphiwo Mahala, Sihle Bolani, Masande Ntshanga, Outwile Tsipane, Mohale Mashigo, Tlaleng Mofokeng, Xolisa Guzula, Lerato Mogoatlhe, Nontobeko Sibisi, Mteto Nyati, Christopher Ouma, and many others.

 

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