Monthly Archives: October 2013

The life and times of Mbu Maloni: Launch of Nobody will ever kill me

Kate Ellis-Cole reports on the launch of Mbu Maloni’s ‘Nobody Will Ever Kill Me’.

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The Jermination of a New Book

Kate Ellis-Cole reports on the launch of political cartoonist, Jeremy Nell’s new book ‘Jerm Warfare’.

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Pulp Fiction – The Sequel

Last week Open Book Cape Town teamed up with Penguin Books South Africa and Central Library, Cape Town to create “Pulp Fiction – The Sequel”.  A beautiful installation of books which were distributed to libraries around the country. Here are […]

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A Revolutionary Story

10th annual Ashley Kriel Memorial Lecture, 3 October 2013 KATE ELLIS-COLE The man in the stylized black and white image seems familiar. In the picture, a microphone is visible before him, his brow is emphatically furrowed, and his mouth frozen in […]

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“An intimate relationship with strangers”

Dominique Botha’s debut novel False River saw its Cape Town launch last week. Lisa M. Visser files this report.

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Teju Cole at Open Book

September’s Open Book Festival was a marquee event on the South African literary scene. Orchestrated by The Book Lounge and housed in the Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre in the historic District Six precinct, the Festival brought together local and international […]

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Gandhi’s Printing Press: Experiments in slow reading

Launch of Gandhi’s Printing Press by Isabel Hofmeyr, 30th September 2013, Book Lounge, Isabel Hofmeyr in conversation with Imraan Coovadia and Bodhisattva Kar. KAVISH CHETTY Our evening announces itself with a moment of comic coloniality: the terribly sweet and ancient woman […]

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