Abantu Book Festival

While the book remains the central medium, we embrace all
of storytelling.The fourth edition of the Festival is
taking place on 5 – 8 December 2019.

Abantu Bookstore

We stock over 6000 books by African & diasporic
authors, with emphasis to past and present
Abantu Book Festival guests.

Abantu Publishing

Abantu Publishing is an independent publisher
with a focus on African Literature.

Thando Mgqolozana – About the Author


Thando Mgqolozana is a novelist. His novels include A Man Who is Not a Man (2009), Hear Me Alone (2011), and Unimportance (2014). He was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans, received the Mandela Rhodes and Canon Collins scholarships, as well as the JIAS Writing Fellowship. His is the co-author of Inxeba: The Wound (2018), an Oscar-shortlisted, record breaking film. He is the founder of Abantu Book Festival, a landmark annual literary event staged in Soweto.