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October 2016
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Launch of Language & Power in Post-Colonial Schooling by Carolyn McKinney

Monday, October 24th 2016 at 5:30 PM



Launch of The Truth About Relationships by Stefan Blom

Tuesday, October 25th 2016 at 5:30 PM


In this book Stefan Blom guides you to improve your relationships, whether with your partner, family or friends. This practical guide shows you how to work smarter in your relationships, teaches you how to re-establish and improve connection, love, communication, trust, sex and intimacy, and gives tips on resolving conflicts with a loved one in a healthy way. He blows the whistle on couples therapy and tells you that no matter what state your relationship is in, you are responsible for it and you are responsible for getting it back on track. Each chapter teaches you a skill that supports greater relationship satisfaction. To have a real connection is the ultimate goal. The Truth about Relationships is easy to understand and filled with real, practical advice to help your relationships thrive.

Stefan Blom is a clinical psychologist specialising in couples and relationships. He loves working with people who are trying to make sense of their relationships. He has been in private practice for the past 16 years and lives in Cape Town.



Launch of Our Fathers by Karin Brynard & Agents of State by Mike Nicol

Wednesday, October 26th 2016 at 5:30 PM



Launch of Travels with My Father by Karen Jennings

Thursday, November 3rd 2016 at 5:30 PM



American author Jay McInerney visits the Lounge! Launch of Bright Precious Days

Tuesday, November 8th 2016 at 5:30 PM


Russell and Corrine Calloway have spent half their lives in the bright lights of New York. Theirs is the generation that flew too close to the sun on wings of cocaine – and whose lives changed irrevocably when planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Now, in 2008, Russell runs his own publishing house and Corrine manages a food redistribution programme. He clings to their loft and the illusion of downtown bohemia, while she longs to have more space for their twelve-year-old twins.

Although they try to forget each other’s past indiscretions, when Jeff Pierce’s posthumous, autobiographical novel garners a new cult following, the memory of their friend begins to haunt the couple, and their marriage feels increasingly unstable. Not helped by the reappearance of Corrine’s former lover, Luke McGavock, whose ardour seems no cooler despite having a beautiful new wife in tow.

Acutely observed and brilliantly told, Bright, Precious Days dissects the moral complexities of relationships, while painting a portrait of New York as Obama and Clinton battle for leadership and the collapse of Lehman Brothers looms. A moving, deeply humane novel about the mistakes we make, persistence in struggle and love’s ability to adapt and survive, it confirms McInerney as a great chronicler of our times.


Launch of When Zuma Goes by Ralph Mathekga

Wednesday, November 9th 2016 at 5:30 PM



Launch of Confronting the Corrupt by Paul Hoffman

Tuesday, November 15th 2016 at 5:30 PM



Launch of Loud & Yellow Laughter by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese

Wednesday, November 16th 2016 at 5:30 PM



Launch of Student Comrade Prisoner Spy by Bridget Hilton-Barber

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 at 5:30 PM


When Bridget Hilton-Barber got on a train to Grahamstown in 1982 to study journalism at Rhodes University, she had no idea of the brutal drama that would unfold. A rebellious young woman, she became politically involved in anti-apartheid organisations and was caught up in the massive resistance and repression sweeping the Eastern Cape at the time. She ended up spending three months in detention without trial, and after her release discovered she had been betrayed by one of her best friends, Olivia Forsyth, who was a spy for the South African security police. Thirty years later, a horrific flashback triggers Bridget’s journey back to the Eastern Cape to see if she can forgive her betrayer and finally let go of the extraordinary violence she encountered in the final days of apartheid. This is her powerful story.


Launch of Another Country by Sharlene Swartz

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 at 5:30 PM



Launch of Shut Your Trap and Sing by Christine Weir

Tuesday, December 6th 2016 at 5:30 PM



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