The Pop-up Bookshop is an Amazwi initiative running for the duration of the festival. It aims to cater for local writers and publishers, as well as those attending LitFest. It is also a platform where writers will possibly meet authors.

Authors that are featured are:
Sindiwe Magona, a South African Living Legend and a stalwart author of children's books, fiction and poetry.

Plus, the Amazwi Creatives:
Crystal Warren – Children’s books and poetry.
Sithembele Xhegwana – poetry
Marike Beyers – poetry.
Zongezile Matshoba, epic, dramatic poetry and very short stories.

Local Writers are welcomed to put up their own stands and sell their own books.

The Pop-up Bookshop accepts cash only.


It will run from 20 June to 30 June 2024.
Amazwi opens for visitors from 09h00 - 17h00.


Curated by: Zongezile Matshoba
(Author and Manager of Education and Public Programmes, Amazwi)

  • Daily during the Festival 09:00 to 17:00
  • Daily entry to the exhibitions is free. The scheduled walkabouts have a minimal cost and booking is essential.