The 2nd annual Gaborone Book Festival (GBF) takes place from September 19th – 21st at Maitisong. The Festival will focus on various social issues, including rape, politics, heritage and pride. The Festival’s primary objectives are to encourage Batswana to read, to give authors a platform to showcase their work, and to facilitate an environment for networking amongst readers, publishers, booksellers, authors and other stakeholders.
This year’s Festival features;
September 19th, 6 pm – Botswana Women Write Book Launch, Free
September 20th, 6 pm – Gaborone Book Festival Official Launch, Free
September 21st, 9 am – Gaborone Book Festival Main Day, P50
The Festival events include the launch of Botswana Women Write, the first anthology to cover a broad spectrum of writing by and for Batswana women, on September 19th and two masterclasses for young writers on September 21st. The masterclasses will focus on blogging, reviewing books and writing in indigenous languages.
The following authors and guests will feature at the Book Festival: TJ Dema, Brilliant Kodie, Rachel Nekati, Donald Molosi, Bonty Botumile, Sam Chapi, Onica Lenkutwane, Bakang Baloi, Lauri Kubuitsile, Nelson Letswene, Abigail Mwikisa, Prof. Pumla Dineo Qqola, Nanjala Nyobola, Odafe Atogun, Lerato Mogoatlhe, Rosie Motene, PJ Mofokeng and Siya Khumalo.