Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Djamila Ibrahim (thanks to Canada Council of the Arts) & Carmen Maria Machado
Elisabeth Åsbrink (thanks to the Embassy of Sweden), Saidiya Hartman, Jørn Lier Horst (thanks to NORLA) & Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia
We are particularly excited about the poets joining us from outside of South Africa this year! They will be participating in #cocreatePOETICA, as well as in discussions that form part of the core programme. Shout out to the team at the Kingdom of the Netherlands Consulate General in Cape Town for making so much of this element of Open Book possible!
Simone Atangana Bekono, Radna Fabias, Ishion Hutchinson (thanks to the Windham Campbell Prizes) and Morgan Parker
Open Book would not be possible without the local writers who join us each year. We are excited to welcome back some of our all-time favourites and look forward to getting to know some new faces!
Pumla Gqola, Sisonke Msimang, B Camminga and Tlaleng Mofokeng (Let’s Talk about Sex)
Mohale Mashigo, Ming-Cheau Lin (Yellow and Confused), Fred Khumalo and Masande Ntshanga
Niq Mhlongo, Ivan Vladislavić, Chase Rhys and Ekow Duker
Rémy Ngamije, Keletso Mopai, Tumi Morake and Yusuf Daniels
These are just some of the names, so be sure to check our website to keep up to date about who you will be able to see this year!
If you would like any additional information about the festival, please get in touch with Frankie.