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Launch of Longthroat Memoirs by Yemisi Aribisala

Tuesday, May 30th 2017 at 5:30 PM

longthroat updatedLongthroat Memoirs presents a sumptuous menu of essays about Nigerian food, lovingly presented by the nation’s top epicurean writer. As well as a mouth-watering appraisal of the cultural politics and erotics of Nigerian cuisine, it is also a series of love letters to the Nigerian palate. From innovations in soup, fish as aphrodisiac and the powerful seductions of the yam, Longthroat Memoirs examines the complexities, the peculiarities, the meticulousness, and the tactility of Nigerian food.
Nigeria has a powerful culture of oral storytelling, of myth creation and the imaginative traversing of worlds. Longthroat Memoirs gathers some of these tales and creates an irresistible stew, guaranteed to amuse the inquisitive mouth and nourish the creative stomach. A sensuous testament on why, when and how Nigerians eat the food they love to eat; this book is a welcome addition to the global dining table of ideas.

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Launch of Walking, Falling by Kelwyn Sole

Wednesday, May 31st 2017 at 5:30 PM

kelwyn sole

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Launch of The Life of Worm & Other Misconceptions by Ken Barris

Thursday, June 1st 2017 at 5:30 PM

ken barris

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Storytime and Launch: Tina Tadpole Witch in Training

Saturday, June 3rd 2017 at 11:00 AM

tina

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Launch of Get Up! Stand Up! by Mark Heywood

Tuesday, June 6th 2017 at 6:00 PM

mark heywood

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Launch of foodSTUFF by Tony Jackman

Wednesday, June 7th 2017 at 5:30 PM

Food Stuff

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Boekbekendstelling van Ons Camino deur Pienkes du Plessis

Thursday, June 8th 2017 at 5:30 PM

ons camino afri

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Launch of The Swimming Lesson & Other Stories by Kobus Moolman

Tuesday, June 13th 2017 at 5:30 PM

Kobus Moolman

This story collection by multiple award-winning poet, author and playwright Kobus Moolman is a volume of unconventional potency.

Written in a range of styles, voices and genres, each of the ten stories offers original insights into the difficulties of staying afloat. Whether the challenge is being differently abled (with all the outsider isolation this brings); lower-income family life under unbending patriarchal rule; or being born a female child in an abusive, gendered culture, the narratives are convincing (often humorous) in their portrayal of trapped lives striving for transcendence.

The darkly funny ‘Kiss and the Brigadier’ invokes the stultifying boredom of small-town life and the captured mentalities of its understimulated citizens; ‘Extracts from a Dispensable Life’ offers a creative and sensitive reading of the gender violence theme; while the irreverent but never disrespectful ‘Angel Heart’ ventures into the risky waters of religious send-up.

The Swimming Lesson and Other Stories is a collection that stands out for its unusual perspectives; its frank, often uncomfortable treatment of taboo topics; its creative risk-taking; and its skilful and observant recreation of worlds gone by, which still leave their aftershocks.

Kobus Moolman is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Western Cape. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2015 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, and has presented his work at literary festivals in South Africa, Ireland and Canada.

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Launch of Wellbeing Economy by Lorenzo Fioramonti

Wednesday, June 14th 2017 at 5:30 PM

Wellbeing Economy Invite-page-001

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Launch of Before Forever After by Helena Dolny

Wednesday, June 21st 2017 at 5:30 PM

helena dolny

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Launch of Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverick by Daryl Ilbury

Thursday, June 22nd 2017 at 6:00 PM

quiet Maverick

On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet allegedly dispensing dietary advice to a young mother into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory. Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils, layer by layer, a combustible mix of scientific ignorance, academic jealousy, the collapse of media ethics, and the interests of a worldrenowned scientist in highlighting the intricacies of human nutrition and exposing those he believes have vested interests in regulating it. Featuring interviews with people who have worked closely with Noakes, including former Springbok coach Jake White and polar swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh, as well as award-winning journalists and fellow scientists and academics, some of whom now consider Noakes dangerous and out of control, this book is bound to be as controversial as the man himself.

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Boekbekendtselling van Per Ongeluk deur Lloyd Zandberg

Monday, June 26th 2017 at 5:30 PM

Lloyd Zandberg

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