Booksellers of Mzansi is a bold new initiative by The Denis Hurley Centre and HashtagBooks ( ) The project aims to collect books to set up homeless people as booksellers in Durban. All money generated by the bookseller is for him/her to keep. The aim of the project is to give people an avenue to earn a meaningful income and at the same time encourage a reading culture in Durban. The project will kick off on Sunday 18 July. Those who would like to support the project should contact For further comment please call Raymond Perrier on 0765702497
Durban Book Fair
The Durban Book Fair will kick-off on 1 July 2018 at Mitchell Park and thereafter it will take place on the first Sunday of each month. The aim of the Book Fair is to stimulate a culture of reading in Durban and to promote local writers, booksellers and publishers. The Durban Book Fair is an initiative of the Mitchell Park Trust and is supported by HashtagBooks ( ) and Micromega Publications.
Dreams come true in the UNESCO City of Literature
A 61 year old amateur tabla player is Durban's newest published writer. Yunus Amir, a life-long Durban resident spent his working life of 40 years in international trading while dreaming of becoming a published writer. Amir's book, a collection of 31 short stories, The Colours of Life is now available for at
Amir's work shows incredible imagination and diversity of style - sometimes reminiscent of the work of Ahmed Essop and at other times reminiscent of Athol Fugard.
To interview the author, contact him on 0746018164.