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Thanks to Dibukids, children also get the chance to enjoy the France-South Africa seasons

The Dibukids project started in 2011 with the aim to promote youth literature and to propose storytelling, creative workshops or exhibitions to a younger public. Remaining true to these objectives, Dibukids seizes the opportunity of the France-South Africa crossed seasons to foster an ambitious partnership between artists specialised in child literature from both countries. Respected French storyteller and writer Yves Pinguilly and illustrator Florence Koening will be in South Africa during the month of July, proposing kids a whole range of activities. Among other things, they will team up with South African author William Gumede and illustrator Maja Sereda to animate exciting days of fun, creativity and laughter at various workshops throughout the country. Both illustrators will also propose a joint exhibition around their respective works. Here follows their full program:

16-20 of July: Yves Pinguilly and Florence Koenig - Initiation to creative writing and illustration at the Mondeor High School, Johannesburg (for pupils of the school only)

20-29 of July: joint exhibition of the works of illustrators Maja Sereda and Florence Koenig, with accent on the works set in Africa

21 of July: launch of the exhibition from 10:30 with 3 creative workshops, storytelling and a concert at the Alliance française of Johannesburg - refer to the programme Dibukids juillet 2012for the full schedule

27 of July: storytelling by Yves Pinguilly and creative workshop for kids by Florence Koenig at the Alliance française of Durban (book at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

28 of July: storytelling by Yves Pinguilly. Creative workshops for kids by Florence Koenig, Joan Rankin and Rozenn Torquebiau. Exhibition of illustrator Joan Rankin at the Alliance française of Pretoria (book at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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    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
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    Dibuka receives books from the Fondation RATP and the Biblionef association

    Thanks to the Fondation RATP, also known as the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens which is a state-owned public transport operator headquartered in Paris, France, the Biblionef association, a book donation non-profit organisation based in France and the French Institute of South Africa, Media… Read more
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    The Rentrée Littéraire Comes to Dibuka!

    Discover a selection of books from the Rentrée Litteraire at Dibuka Library, the multimedia portal to French culture in Johannesburg. For the uninitiated the Rentrée Littérraire is the period of the year in France between August and November when publishing houses release most of their books as it… Read more

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