Father and daughter bonding over books, being cool, and making sure that the delightful day doesn't go to waste.

Father and daughter bonding over books, being cool, and making sure that the delightful day doesn’t go to waste.

Bra Si has a shoe repairs stall next to Eyethu. His gripe was that there were no books available in his language (Tshivenda). "What's the use of bringing books by authors from other places outside of South Africa when our own languages haven't been catered for," he asked.

Bra Si has a shoe repairs stall next to Eyethu. His gripe was that there were no books available in his language (Tshivenda). “What’s the use of bringing books by authors from other places outside of South Africa when our own languages haven’t been catered for,” he asked.

The book stall had a collection of goodies that made sure foot traffic never ceased. Here, the massive and crew can be seen browsing the finest titles from across the continent.

The book stall had a collection of goodies that made sure foot traffic never ceased. Here, the massive and crew can be seen browsing the finest titles from across the continent.

Poet Mac Manaka shares a moment after his performance.

Poet Mac Manaka shares a moment after his performance.

Contemplating life post-Abantu over a few beers should be every literature lover's life goals.

Contemplating life post-Abantu over a few beers should be every literature lover’s life goals.

Kenyan blogger James Murua stares into the near distance while fiddling with his phone.

Kenyan blogger James Murua stares into the near distance while fiddling with his phone.

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Microphone in one hand, notebook in the other, imagine what pearls were dropped by the elder statesman of South African poetry, Don Mattera.

There is no way the festival would have been complete if Bongani Madondo, whose tome Sigh the Beloved Country came out earlier this year, wasn’t there

There is no way the festival would have been complete if Bongani Madondo, whose tome Sigh the Beloved Country came out earlier this year, wasn’t there

Lidudumalingani Mthomboti, the winner of the Caine Prize for this year, was among the panelist.

Lidudumalingani Mthomboti, the winner of the Caine Prize for this year, was among the panelist.