Visual Storytelling Set To Shine At South African Book Fair


The 2019 edition of the South African Book Fair features a must-see Illustrator’s Exhibition that brings visual storytelling into the heart of the country’s most inclusive and diverse Fair.

The Oval Atrium in the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill will become a gallery during the Fair, featuring the work of children’s book illustrators Mogau Kekana (illustrator of Refiloe Moahloli’s Yes, Yanga!) and Toby Newsome.

Mogau Kekana

Engaging Works

The Illustration Exhibition will also showcase a range of engaging works by comic book illustrators Loyiso Mkhize, Clyde Beech and Nathi Ngubane, providing a fascinating pause from the jam-packed offerings at the 2019 Fair.

The role of visual storytelling in bringing books and reading in the everyday lives of South Africans and Africans will be further brought to life when Toby Newsome entertains youngsters in the NBW Magic Tent on Saturday.

The South African illustrator will share his award-winning work on Gogo’s List, which was written by Ghana’s Portia Dery and won the Golden Baobab Prize.

Toby Newsome depth water

A Journey of Discovery

Another highlight of the Fair’s visual storytelling offerings is Find Your Art Heroes taking place on Saturday 7 September at 10am.

Renowned art expert Dr. Cobi Labuscagne will take youngsters on a journey of discovery through the world of contemporary South African art and artists, featuring the works of Mary Sibande, Zander Blom, Banele Khoza, Billie Zangewa and many more.

These are just some of the visual storytelling-based offerings at the South African Book Fair – each one helping bring #OURSTORIES to life and inspiring a reading revolution for all South Africans.

For the full details of the 2019 South African Book Fair visit the website.


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