29-30 APRIL 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Daily

A conference among authors, about authors.

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Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa

Welcome to ANFASA

ANFASA recognises that authors have the potential to influence society for the better, as expressed in the United Nations development goals of campaigning to end poverty, protecting the environment and promoting peace and prosperity. Authors played a significant role in the South African struggle for democracy and showed that authors can have power.

ANFASA's overriding objective is to strengthen the voice of authors in the service of a democratic and egalitarian society

Important News

Grant Scheme Winners 2020

ODILILE PATRICIA LINDIWE AYODELE Does Trade Follow the Flag? The Story of Mobile Telephony and South Africa’s…

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Mail & Guardian New Voices | Call for Articles

ANFASA announces an exciting partnership with the Mail & Guardian’s Thought Leader platform. The ‘Mail & Guardian…

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Empowering Authors

ANFASA was formed as a national association especially for authors of general non-fiction works, textbooks and academic works, but it also welcomes authors of fictional works as members. Many non-fiction authors write fiction as well, and vice versa. Even more importantly, ANFASA’s programmes, and its objectives, apply broadly to all authors. ANFASA is dedicated to defending their intellectual property rights, to promoting their works and to sharing information and offering advice and expertise on writing and publishing. We call this empowering authors, and we are dedicated to this objective.

Educating Authors

In the 16 years since it was launched, ANFASA has, among other activities, held workshops on topics such as copyright and contracts and self-publishing; has run a course on biography writing; has organised conferences; has awarded writing grants to over a hundred authors; has advised many authors by e-mail on their publishing contracts; and has lobbied for copyright legislation favourable to authors.

Our Vision

ANFASA’s vision is to be a member-driven association to uphold and enhance the profile and status of authors in South Africa, through advocating for the recognition of their works and protection of their rights, in collaboration and cooperation with other stakeholders in the book value chain such as publishers, booksellers and libraries.

Articles and Opinions

The Blackridge House: A Memoir

Julia Martin, The Blackridge House: A Memoir (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2019) AN OLD woman of 92 lies…

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The Man Behind the Beard: Deneys Schreiner, a South African Liberal Life

Graham Dominy, The Man Behind the Beard: Deneys Schreiner, a South African Liberal Life (Pietermaritzburg: University of…

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These are not Gentle People: A True Story

Andrew Harding, These are not Gentle People: A True Story (Johannesburg: Picador Africa, 2020) AN OLD man is attacked…

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Escape from Lubumbashi: A Refugee’s Journey on Foot to Reunite her Family

Estelle Neethling, Escape from Lubumbashi: A Refugee’s Journey on Foot to Reunite her Family (Pretoria: Unisa Press,…

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Women in Solitary: Inside the Female Resistance to Apartheid

Shanthini Naidoo, Women in Solitary: Inside the Female Resistance to Apartheid (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2020) APARTHEID was based on…

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Making Sense of Research

Keyan G. Tomaselli (ed.), Making Sense of Research (Pretoria: Van Schaik, 2018) THE ESSENTIAL purpose of universities is easy…

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