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Welcome to the 9th Annual Jozi Book Fair (JBF) Festival.

9th ANNUAL JOZI BOOK FAIR, 31 August - 3 September 2017


Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg 

MAP for ALL JBF venues: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Museum Africa, Workers Museum, Market Photo Workshorp and Photo Lab. (click here...)








Guests of Jozi Book Fair 2017


The JBF is thrilled to announce our Guests of the Fair, Kopano Matlwa (South Africa) and Shailja Patel (Kenya). 

Celebrating our theme, Women and Literature, the 9th Jozi Book Fair brings together two literary powerhouses, Kopano Matlwa the author of the critically acclaimed novels Coconut, Spilt Milk and Period Pains and Shailja Patel is an internationally acclaimed Kenyan poet, playwrighter, theatre artist, political activist and author of the bestseller Migritude

Press Release: click here




The Tsohang Batjha Schools Short Story Competition is now closed. We received more than 100 stories. Thank you all for your efforts and your entrants. 


Meet JBF's school authors who will be in conversation at the fair in September. Their strories available to read. 






Readings for Jozi Book Fair 2017

Testimonies Of Youth In Thembisa


 View Jozi Book 2015 Video Clip

Congratulations to the Winners of the Poster Reading Competition 2016