The 10th Nozincwadi Storytelling and Book Festival kicked off on 27 September 2018 at the Durban School of Music in KZN.

With the theme of “From the Bones of Memory”, the Festival started on a high note.

Festival founder, Gcina Mhlophe, introduced the line up of local and international storytellers who will be educating and entertaining the crowds anticipated to flock the conference for the next two days. The introduction also centered on nurturing the talent on young storytellers to ensure that this skill is passed on from generation to generation.

Featuring artists from across the world including Kenya, Uganda, USA, Australia, and the UK, as well as local storytellers and performers, the festival will host book launches, drumming performances, author panels and will culminate on Saturday 29 September with a street parade and book carnival.  Don’t miss this vibrant display of live music, outdoor dance and interactive storytelling performances.  Perfect for the children too.

The Festival runs from 27 – 29 September 2018.

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Here are some of their pictures:

Aspiring storyteller receives a CD on stage with Gcina Mhlophe, at the Nozincwadi Storytelling and Book Festival, 2018. Photo By B. Godide of the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation.
Gcina Mhlophe addresses school children at the Nozincwadi Storytelling and Book Festival, 2018. Photo By B. Godide of the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storyteller, Mpho Molikeng, keeps audiences enthralled. Nozincwadi Storytelling and Book Festival, 2018. Photo By B. Godide of the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation.

 

 

 

Even the youngest storytellers were recognised, with this six-year-old reading her favourite story aloud to the audience. Nozincwadi Storytelling and Book Festival, 2018. Photo By B. Godide of the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation.