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Seeking intellectual stimulation and vibrant discussion, the five-day Open Book celebration of ideas, books and stories that matter at the Book Lounge in the CBD is not to be missed.

It began today and there are more than 130 events to choose from – there is definitely something for anyone. Events include poetry performances, readings, state of the nation discussions and workshops. 

"Authors who join us include a wealth of South Africa's talent, from the debuts to the established, as well as authors from other parts of the world," the organisers said.

Twitter also warmed to the event, with @MaireFisher saying: "Craig Higginson. Mariana Enriquez and Nicole Dennis-Ben chatting to Wamuwi Mbao about how the past impacts on their characters' lives. I've travelled through many centuries in talks today!"

@TasneemJacobs9 tweeted: "Addressing the importance of academic leadership as opposed to management, Professor Phakeng highlights the importance of people who elevate institutions to new heights, bringing hope to the people within it. 'Leaders give us hope,' she says."

@Caro_ratnasari said: "What is home? a place with secure access to land, social recognition, where you feel a person, have an identity."

“Do you think UCT needs decolonizing?” Professor Gqola poses this question to the VC. Her reply: “UCT needs decolonizing and I think most of UCT knows that... the difficulty is how to get there,” tweeted @TasneemJacobs9.