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The much-anticipated fourth instalment of the Abantu Book Festival kicked off in a cold and wet Soweto with a poetry performance by Jamaican-Canadian poet D’bi Young and a keynote address by Mona Eltahawy. The festival ran from 5 December to 8 December, with 45 sessions and more than 50 participating authors. International authors on the programme include Chris Abani, Leye Adenle, Mona Eltahawy, D’bi Young, Remy Ngamije and Wana Udobang.   

Abantu Festival attendees Lorraine Sithole, Samuel Maphalane, Fred Khumalo en Busisiwe Mahlape pictured above.
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Nigerian publisher Bibi Bakare-Yusuf expressed her admiration for the festival on Twitter:

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