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Bold new Pan African collaboration gets underway at the 2020 virtual South African Book Fair

Bold new Pan African collaboration gets underway at the 2020 virtual South African Book Fair

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A bold and exciting Pan African collaboration gets underway at the upcoming South African Book Fair (https://www.SouthAfricanBookFair.co.za/) which takes place as a virtual event from September 11th to 13th. The initiative aims to create a collaborative and co-ordinated approach towards increasing the promotion of local, African-owned and -controlled book production industries as well as the exchange of writers, illustrators and storytellers on the continent’s national book fair platforms. “Africa’s stories are the new gold and are potentially a significant wealth generator for the continent,” says Elitha van der Sandt, CEO South African Book Development Council (SABDC). “When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and we had to quickly reimagine how to presen...