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"Waowh": an exceptional collection of Francophone authors translated into English now available to SA audiences

"Waowh" is the name of a project started by Dibuka, the French media centre in Johannesburg, aiming to make discover Francophone contemporary literature to SA audiences. A work in progress, the collection is already the biggest in its genre in South Africa, with translations into English of such big names of Francophone literature as Michel Houellebecq, Alain Mabanckou, Marie Darrieussecq or Leïla Marouane. But the project does not stop at literature in itself: a collection of French comics is also under construction, with the likes of Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, Chicken with Plums...) and David B. already available. Please help yourself!

Books - Dibuka

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    Dibuka

    Dibuka Library Festival

    Not your ordinary book festival! 1 – 29 September 2018 Spring is coming! And with it, the Dibuka Library Festival, a new kind of book festival to celebrate Dibuka's new revamping and its 15th birthday. Dibuka Library Festival will run from the 1st to the 29th of September at the newly revamped… Read more
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    Dibuka

    Discover the new Dibuka

    The Embassy of France in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg are proud to present the newly revamped francophone multimedia library, named after the Setswana word for "books": dibuka. Dibuka is today the biggest francophone multimedia… Read more
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    Dibuka is revamping!

    Dibuka is revamping! Due to a delay in the renovation work, Dibuka will only re-open on the 18th of August 2018.We apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. In the framework of its 15th anniversary, Dibuka is closed for renovation from the 16th of July 2018 to the 2nd of… Read more

Opening Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday - Wednesday:  
9.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 19.30
Thursday:
8.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 19.30
Friday:
9.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 18.00
Saturday:
9.30 - 13.30

Contact

Tel. (+27) 11 646 1115
Fax. (+27) 11 646 1128

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