International bestselling author Sarah Ladipo Manyika is coming to South Africa!
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Save the date! International bestselling author Sarah Ladipo Manyika will be at the Open Book Festival and South African Book Fair this year.

Manyika’s first book In Dependence has sold over 3 million copies, and her second novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun was shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize.

Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and for several years taught literature at San Francisco State University. She was chair of judges for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature.

The 2019 South African Book Fair will take place from 6 to 8 September at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

This year’s Open Book Festival will take place from 4 to 8 September 2019 in Cape Town.

Sarah Ladipo Manyika at Open Book Festival

Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Time: 10.00–11.00
Nadia Davids, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Sisonke Msimang and Yewande Omotoso speak to Mandisa Haarhoff about the idea of African writing.

Thursday, 5 September 2019
Time: 10.00–11.00
Fred Khumalo, Sarah Ladipo Manyika and Chigozie Obioma speak to Anela Feleza about complicated relationships.

Friday, 6 September 2019
Time: 12.00–13.00
Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Makanaka Mavengere-Munsaka and Rémy Ngamije speak to Bongani Kona about knowing when to leave.

Sarah Ladipo Manyika at South African Book Fair

Saturday, 7 September
Nigerian-British author and Professor of Literature at San Francisco University, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, best known for her novel Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun, visits South Africa for the re-release of her iconic work In Dependence. Sarah will be in conversation with Jennifer Platt

Sunday, 8 September
South African literary giant Fred Khumalo, international star Sarah Ladipo Manyika and debut author Remy Ngamije transcend geography (and all that it symbolises) in their contemporary masterpieces of human connection with Karabo Kgoleng.

Categories Africa Fiction International South Africa

Tags Book events In Dependence Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun Open Book Festival Pan Macmillan SA Sarah Ladipo Manyika South African Book Fair

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