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Andie Miller: Slow Motion

Wednesday, July 28th 2010 at 5:30 PM

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28 July 2010 @ 5.30 for 6pm

Andie Miller: Slow Motion
Slow Motion was written over a period of six years and has become something of a documentary project, witnessing transformation in South Africa through the eyes of pedestrians across the economic, racial and age spectrum.
Though it inevitably looks at the issue of crime, and how we have moved from a race-based to a class-based society and pedestrians of all colours continue to be marginalised and thought of as second-class citizens in an increasingly autocentric society, it is essentially an optimistic book. It tells the stories of South Africans (and visitors) who have chosen to ‘reclaim the streets’ from predatory traffic.
While the focus is primarily on Johannesburg, several of the stories are about Cape Town, contrasting the experience of walking in these two cities. Other international cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, London and Mumbai are also visited along the way.
The style of the book is such that, while it can be opened anywhere and each story can be read and enjoyed on its own, the stories are interlinked, as people’s paths inevitably cross. There is a bigger story at play as well.
The band of pedestrians includes writers, artists, political activists, disabled people, dogs and their owners, Walk for Life members, Jews on the Sabbath, domestic workers, refugees, babies learning to walk, and even a golfer and a caddie.

Andie Miller will be in conversation with internationally acclaimed author Damon Galgut.

 
This is a Jacana Media, Book Lounge, Cape Times and Equal Education initiative
If you have high quality children’s and young adults books, please bring them to donate to the Equal Education book drive for school libraries. For more information please visit www.equaleducation.org.za.
10% of all Jacana books sold on the night will also go to Equal Education’s book drive.

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