Cape Town Book Fair 2010

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Pile Of BooksIf your passion is the printed word, make sure you don’t miss the fifth instalment of the Cape Town Book Fair! The event will run from 31 July – 2 August and will be attended by some of literatures best known names, most notably Nigerian writer, Wole Soyinka. Another prominent figure set to attend is Archbishop Desmond Tutu who will be opening proceedings.

The Cape Town Book Fair is an extremely popular public event and visitors can expect an exciting programme and many other attractions, including a special Children’s Zone. This year’s event will be held at the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC). The cost of admission is R60 for adults, R25 for students and pensioners, while children 13 years or younger may enter for free.

The Cape Town Book Fair is a joint venture between the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and plans to expose visitors to the literary might of the African content. With 15 publishers from African countries – excluding those from South Africa – the Cape Town Book Fair is a perfect opportunity to explore the stories from our own continent.

The recent volcano explosion meant that a number of publishers were unable to attend the London Book Fair. Since the book fair in Cape Town is the big literary meeting since the hampered London gathering, the top publishers are keen to make up for lost time. It is this enthusiasm that is sure to make this year’s book fair like no other experienced in the last 5 years.

So bring the family, instil a passion for reading within your child and rekindle your own at the 2010 Cape Town Book Fair!

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