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Wednesday, March 29th 2017 at 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 30th 2017 at 5:30 PM
Friday, March 31st 2017 at 5:30 PM
Monday, April 3rd 2017 at 4:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS AT ISIVIVANA CENTRE
RSVP TO JONGIHLANGA@ISIVIVANACENTRE.ORG.ZA
Tuesday, April 4th 2017 at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 5th 2017 at 5:30 PM
Barry James is detained in a quarantine facility in the blistering heat of the Great Karoo. Here he exists in two worlds: the discordant and unforgiving reality of his incarceration and the lyrical, snowy landscapes of his dreams. He has cut all ties with his previous life, his health is failing, and he has given up all hope. All he has to cling to are the meanderings of his restless mind, the daily round of pills and the journals he reluctantly keeps as testimony to a life once lived.
And then there’s an opportunity to escape. But to escape what? And where to? Can there be a life to go back to? Is there still a world out there in the barren wasteland beyond the fence?
I was sitting in the train looking out at the falling snow. I knew then that I was not going home … I was going to an unknown place on a train full of unknown people. And even though I knew I would not be coming back, that the factories that whooshed by were instantly hundreds of kilometres behind us, that the train would not deliver us anywhere where we’d want to be, I still felt grateful for the snow, the impossible snow. For it seems to me that even in the most bleak of worlds we’ll find something to hold on to … even if that is something as impossible as snow in this god-forsaken wasteland.
Monday, April 10th 2017 at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, April 11th 2017 at 5:30 PM
Systematically since 1994 the ANC government has betrayed the dream of democracy. A dream that imagined equality, the end of poverty, a thriving economy, and a just and prosperous future for all. Most devastatingly this betrayal can be seen in the failure of educational institutions to develop the talents and skills of the young generations. The country needs to hope again. In this searing critique of what s gone wrong in the public and private sectors, Mamphela Ramphele turns to the tenets of black consciousness and argues for an emotional settlement to heal the trauma of colonialism and apartheid that still ravages both black and white communities. Emotional settlement would unlock empathy for others and unleash the potential of all citizens to work together for a socio-economic settlement to promote social justice and equality for all. It is time, she says, to re imagine the country and its future. We owe this to our children s children. We dare not fail.
Wednesday, April 12th 2017 at 5:30 PM
At just 17, Fatima Meer threw herself into resisting racism, her first public act of defiance in a long and pioneering political life. Despite assassination attempts, she persevered on the courageous path she had chosen.
In this intimate memoir, Fatima Meer shares her story of growing up and of love, joy, longing and loss. As Meer open-heartedly reflects on her regrets as well as her triumphs, an enchanting tale emerges of a rebellious, revolutionary woman who never shied away from the truth.
Saturday, April 29th 2017 at 2:00 PM
Our first meet up was such a great success that we decided it would only be fitting to do it all again!
There’s nothing better than getting together as a bookish community and we want to do so with all of you.