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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Will Be At This Year’s Abantu Book Festival In Soweto

The author will be in the good company of many black authors and artists.

Accomplished Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is on the lineup for this year's Abantu Book Festival. The festival, which started in 2016, celebrates the black literary space, as it strictly hosts black writers and artists.


Ngozi Adichie will be in conversation with Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola during the festival on the 7th of December.

Also on the lineup, there will be Lala Shoneyin, Bibi Bakare Yusuf, Odafe Atogun, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Kwezilomso Mbandazayo, Fred Khumalo, Kagiso Lesego Molope, among others.

Abantu Book Festival, which spans a whole four days, includes poetry and musical performances, writing and publishing workshops, panel discussions and in-conversations, dance and well as film-screenings.

The festival will take place between the 6th and 9th of December.

The day events, which are free for all, are held at the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre in Mofolo, and the night sessions at the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani.

You can buy tickets to Abantu Book Festival here.

Keep up with the festival on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and its official website.

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