Programme

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COMMEMORATE WOMEN’S DAY 9 AUGUST 2018

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Exhibitors

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The countdown to this year’s fair is getting closer to just counting down the days. As tradition we have wall murals that go around the city of Joburg. If you see one, take a picture and upload it on twitter tag us on @Jozibookfair, and do not forget to hashtag.

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Nise Bulelwa Malange is an activist, who uses the medium of film and television to conscientise the world on inequalities and injustices suffered by the working class, such as gender based violence and xenophobia. She obtained her Diploma from Zimbabwe

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Born in colonial Cyprus, Ari Sitas is an acclaimed sociologist, dramatist, writer-poet and civic artist. This socialist thinker has been awarded in most of the fields he got involved. Awarded the Olive Schreiner Award in 1978 for his play, Randlord and Rotgut

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John Appolis is an activist and writer. His writings on the condition of the working class can found on Khanya College’s Karibu. He is also NUMSA’s Deputy-General Security.

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Namibian born Hertha Nekwaya. Ms Nekwaya is the author of Courage Wins, written to encourage the youth to follow their dreams courageously despite their challenges. Courage Wins was released in April 2018 and is now available on Amazon. All the

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Associate Professor Bhekizizwe Peterson at the University of the Witwatersrand in the African Literature Department. His writings have a wide, but specific field of interest. Ranging from Southern African literary studies, black intellectual traditions and transnationalism- looking at the black

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Celebrated theatre practitioner and black consciousness activist, Maishe Maponya, began his playwright career in 1975 with his play, The Cry. His works are strongly influenced by the writings and teaching of Steve Biko and Bertolt Brecht. Calling his form of

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Canadian born, Joan Rankin, has over twenty-five children’s books that she has illustrated spanning over her 6 decades career. Recipient of the South African HAUM Dann Retief Prize in 1986 and the Katrina Harris Award in 1991, both in category

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Professor Isabel Hofmeyr works at the University of the Witswatersrand, in African Literature department. Professor Hofmeyr helped establish and became the Acting Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa. She has a wide knowledge and interest within the

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Samsom Mokeona is the coordinator at VEJA, which is the Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance. A network of organisations based in the Vaal focussed on eradicating air, water and land pollution in their communities.

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