More than 100 authors take part in the week-long fair
The week-long fair features more than 100 authors who respect local storytellers keeping the written word alive. The fair has a special focus on women and indigenous languages.
The Durban International Book Fair this week features a range of local and international authors covering a vast array of different topics. More than 25 new books will be released.
One of the highlights will be a talk by Professor Noleen Turner, a bird watcher and retired professor of African Languages at UKZN.
Turner is currently involved with BirdLife SA on a project which extends her research on the birds of KZN to other provinces. She has written extensively in local and overseas journals on all aspects of the Zulu language and culture.
An artist Goodman Ndlovu and Professor McQuoid-Mason have teamed up to produce the wildlife book, while Dr Sanil Singh launches a collection of precious memories of precocious pets.
Professor Salma Patel talks with the author of Children of Sugarcane, Joanne Joseph, whose book was internationally released in May.
The Durban International Book Fair runs from August 1 to 7, as reported by Pretoria News, a partner of TV BRICS.