Folklore Festival 2024 FRINGE JHB: LITERATURE with BOOK CIRCLE CAPITAL & ALTERNATIVE FOLK by DUMAMA

Sat Aug 24, 15:00 - Sat Aug 24, 22:00

Workshop17 Firestation

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Folklore Festival returns in 2024 for its third edition with a rich lineup of storytellers as the community comes together again to share in our culture and heritage.


Join the conversation on our creative platform #WeTheFolk for 30 days of Contemplating 30 years of Freedom in 3 Cities on 24 August 2024 at Workshop17 Firestation | Rosebank for a Book Fair curated by BOOK CIRCLE CAPITAL and facilitated by Pendoring award-winner, SEWELA LANGENI themed: ‘Enter a generation of Young Women Writers’, we present authors, JANINE JELLARS & ZIBUZETHU SITHOLE. 


And to close the night, an Alternative Folk music set by the Sensational Storyteller,  DUMAMA.


Sewela Langeni is the owner of Book Circle Capital, an independent bookshop focusing on African Literature based at 27 Boxes in Melville, Johannesburg. She is passionate about literacy, especially in children. She's an avid reader and reviewer of local books for adults and kids. In her role at Book Circle Capital, she also facilitates conversations on books with authors. Over the years, Sewela has created extensive networks in the South African literacy and book publishing space. She is also an author of a childrens' book Making Friends With Feelings which bagged a Pendoring Award in 2023.

Janine Jellars is an author, editor, marketer, and entrepreneur. Janine grew up in Hanover Park, Cape Town, where she spent her childhood devouring the contents of the Hanover Park Public Library and dreaming of being a writer or a spy. Her childhood dreams became a reality when she chose the socially accepted route to practicing spy-craft: journalism. Now, she uses the skills she’s honed over her decades-long media career to build strategies for leading corporations. When she isn’t crafting content for corporations and mentoring and leading teams, she still finds time to interview local and global icons, such as Bonang Matheba, Taraji P Henson and Rihanna.

 Zibu Sithole lives in Johannesburg with her son. She is a journalist with more than 10 years of experience writing for television and radio as well as print and digital media. She is a published ghostwriter of mainly romance novels. The Thing with Zola is Zibu’s first novel published under her own name.


Gugulethu Duma (aka Dumama) is a musician / composer / sonic poet / creative producer from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Her practice plays with the deconstruction and critique of archaic modes of representation in Southern African/African sonic and performance culture, while also composing music for herself and others. As a storyteller and lyricist she weaves together childhood songs, stories and personal memories with electronic hues and gestures, experimenting with the divide between traditional oral culture and futuristic, globally oriented poetics in her embodiment of an African technological consciousness.


Look out from Workshop17 Firestation and see the urban forest below you. Views from the terraces stretch across to Magaliesburg. Then look inside, to see light, airy spaces, well-designed details, and the warm Workshop17 welcome. 


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Folklore Festival 2024 FRINGE JHB: LITERATURE with BOOK CIRCLE CAPITAL & ALTERNATIVE FOLK by DUMAMA
Workshop17 Firestation
16 Baker St, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
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