2017 Open Book Festival

Urban Conversations at 2017 Open Book Festival

Programme Type: Events Programme:

African Centre for Cities (ACC) teams up with The Book Lounge to present four city-focussed events at the forthcoming 2017 Open Book Festival, which takes place from 6 to 10 September, Cape Town.

The four events will showcase new ACC publications such as the periodical Cityscapes, the creative non-fiction work of Kim Gurney, August House is Dead, Long Live August House! and New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times by AbdouMaliq Simone and Edgar Pieterse.

Beyond spotlighting the publications, the Open Book Festival platform also allows ACC to reach and engage diverse publics beyond the narrow confines of the academia.

“The Open Book Festival gathers an impressive cross-section of writers, activists, thinkers and creatives,” says Prof Edgar Pieterse, Director of ACC. “We cannot think of a better collection of audiences to engage with on the literary, cultural and policy potential of cities.”

ACC at the Open Book Festival presents:

Full festival programme

Book tickets 

NOTE: A limited number of free tickets for students are available for each event of the programme. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, email [email protected] by 31 August.