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A special collection dedicated to the Indian Ocean at Dibuka raises awareness about this fascinating area

Literature, but also gastronomy, rum, ecology... and even comics: a new collection dedicated to the multiple cultures of the Indian Ocean, and more particularly to the Reunion Island, has just been launched at Dibuka (Johannesburg). Works are acquired through Orphie, a publishing house reputed for the genuineness of its catalogue that decided years ago to bet on the young, local generation of authors.

Space has also been given to History, with numerous popularizing works as those of Daniel Vaxelaire, a renowned writer of “the sea and its islands” whose work has been translated into several languages. Vaxelaire is famous for his novels – “La Buse et la Vierge du Cap”, his comics – his history of the Reunion Island in comics is a must, and his academic papers about the past of the Indian Ocean area. Finally, the collection also boasts works for kids from all ages.

The idea behind this collection is to allow SA audiences to reach new, unknown shores. The project is the result of a special partnership between Dibuka, the Alliance française and France Volontaire. It has received the support of the Région Réunion and the FEDER, whose aim is to raise awareness about the Francophone areas of the Indian Ocean.


Books - Dibuka

  • DibuKids program

    Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - February to June

    February - June 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities twice a month on Saturdays for kids, there… Read more
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    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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    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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