Durban international Book Fair
"UNlocked & Unleashed"

1 - 7 August 2022

The Durban International Book Fair convenes in Africa's only UNESCO city of literature. "Unlocked & Unleashed" is a tribute to the storytellers keeping the word alive under the most testing conditions. This event is free to attend, however you may pre-register on

#DIBF2022 is designed as a global marketplace for readers, creatives, authors, academicians, literacy NGOs, language promoters, publishers and dealmakers.  The setting is the spectacular Sibaya Sun hilltop complex surrounded by rolling green hills and flanked by the majestic Indian Ocean.

DIBF 2022 is a week long extravaganza, between 1-5 August 2022 at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom and 6-7 August 2022 at Pick n Pay Durban North, with a stellar line-up of writers.

#DIBF2022 is hosted by the Durban Book Fair which is a non-profit organisation established as a civil society initiative in support of Africa's only UNESCO city of literature. It was launched in July 2018 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and to promote reading especially among children. The Durban Book Fair has since convened monthly book fairs at Mitchell Park, Durban townships and online. No fewer that 300 local authors have used the Durban Book Fair platform to launch or promote their books.