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12 July 2010


Half-year old Win-Zimbabwe’s glow continues to shine despite teething difficulties, with the latest beam of hope being an opportunity to exhibit at this year’s Zimbabwe International Book Fair.

Win-Zimbabwe’s debut appearance at the Book Fair will, among other things, assert the organisation’s willpower to transcend all odds and make an impact on the local book industry.

According to the founding Director, Beaven Tapureta, (PICTURED) the organization plans to have an on-the-stand programme called “Literary Treats” where various writers and performance poets will briefly , possibly for an hour or two, entertain visitors to the stand. Literary Treats aims at making visitors enjoy reading and writing.

Tapureta has urged fellow young writers to take advantage of the Book Fair and gather much information about the local book industry’s main players such as publishers, organisations and booksellers.

“I know how much the Book Fair can assist, motivate new writers and inspire the public to buy books. I have been there so many times and gained vast knowledge about the local book industry. I therefore urge writing friends to make use of the various information shared at the book fair,” said Tapureta.

The ZIBF days are from the 26th to the 31st July at the Harare Gardens and the theme for this year is “Promoting Cross Cultural Dialogue”. However, the Indaba Conference which accommodates invited people only runs from the 26th to the 28th while public days for the ZIBF are from the 29th to 31st July, which is also the period for exhibitions.

Among other programmes, ZIBF is also coordinating the Live Literature Center programme which features upcoming and established performance poets, drama groups, and comedians. The Live Literature will be running from the 29th to 31st July starting at 10am to 5pm every day. More information for those wishing to take part is obtainable from the ZIBF Head Office on 04-704112 or 04-702104 or write to for assistance.

You surely need not miss out this one.

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