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Archive for May, 2017

Johannesburg launch of Get Up! Stand Up! by Mark Heywood

Mark Heywood plays a pivotal role in South African public life and in the movement for social justice.

He has spearheaded momentous victories for poor people, establishing the right to antiretroviral treatment and to textbooks in schools among others. Executive Director of SECTION27 and a key figure in #SaveSouthAfrica, #UniteAgainstCorruption and the Treatment Action Campaign, Heywood has inside experience of tough campaigns and what it takes to mobilise thousands to create change.

Get Up! Stand Up! provides frank insights into how power and politics work as it calls on each of us to play our part. Urgent and inspirational, it is also a personal story about love, loss and safeguarding your soul. It is a book of justice and hope.

‘A remarkable memoir. Poetry, music and activism combine in a life that contains an astonishing range of insights and experiences … the pages throb with eloquent intensity.’- Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

‘Courageous and steadfast, Mark Heywood has been at the vanguard of activism that led to critical changes in health, education and human rights in our country. He reminds us that we need not be famous, rich or powerful to make a difference. We just need to care.’ – Redi Tlhabi, author and radio personality

‘In recounting his journey, an impassioned, glorious journey, Mark Heywood reminds us that at the heart of the struggle for human rights is a struggle for love and belonging.’ – Sisonke Msimang, writer and social commentator

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  • Date: Thursday, 08 June 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: The Radium Beer Hall, 282 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove, Johannesburg | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Redi Tlhabi
  • RSVP: Clare Williams, rsvp@nb.co.za, 021 406 3477

     

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Cape Town launch: Get Up! Stand Up! by Mark Heywood

Mark Heywood plays a pivotal role in South African public life and in the movement for social justice.

He has spearheaded momentous victories for poor people, establishing the right to antiretroviral treatment and to textbooks in schools among others. Executive Director of SECTION27 and a key figure in #SaveSouthAfrica, #UniteAgainstCorruption and the Treatment Action Campaign, Heywood has inside experience of tough campaigns and what it takes to mobilise thousands to create change.

Get Up! Stand Up!
provides frank insights into how power and politics work as it calls on each of us to play our part. Urgent and inspirational, it is also a personal story about love, loss and safeguarding your soul. It is a book of justice and hope.

‘A remarkable memoir. Poetry, music and activism combine in a life that contains an astonishing range of insights and experiences … the pages throb with eloquent intensity.’- Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

‘Courageous and steadfast, Mark Heywood has been at the vanguard of activism that led to critical changes in health, education and human rights in our country. He reminds us that we need not be famous, rich or powerful to make a difference. We just need to care.’ – Redi Tlhabi, author and radio personality

‘In recounting his journey, an impassioned, glorious journey, Mark Heywood reminds us that at the heart of the struggle for human rights is a struggle for love and belonging.’ – Sisonke Msimang, writer and social commentator

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Mark Heywood’s memoir a book of justice and hope

Mark Heywood plays a pivotal role in South African public life and in the movement for social justice.

He has spearheaded momentous victories for poor people, establishing the right to antiretroviral treatment and to textbooks in schools among others. Executive Director of SECTION27 and a key figure in #SaveSouthAfrica, #UniteAgainstCorruption and the Treatment Action Campaign, Heywood has inside experience of tough campaigns and what it takes to mobilise thousands to create change.

Get Up! Stand Up! provides frank insights into how power and politics work as it calls on each of us to play our part. Urgent and inspirational, it is also a personal story about love, loss and safeguarding your soul. It is a book of justice and hope.

‘A remarkable memoir. Poetry, music and activism combine in a life that contains an astonishing range of insights and experiences … the pages throb with eloquent intensity.’- Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

‘Courageous and steadfast, Mark Heywood has been at the vanguard of activism that led to critical changes in health, education and human rights in our country. He reminds us that we need not be famous, rich or powerful to make a difference. We just need to care.’ – Redi Tlhabi, author and radio personality

‘In recounting his journey, an impassioned, glorious journey, Mark Heywood reminds us that at the heart of the struggle for human rights is a struggle for love and belonging.’ – Sisonke Msimang, writer and social commentator

Mark Heywood is a leading voice in the current political crisis in South Africa. He heads Section27, a human rights organisationbased in Johannesburg, and is a key figure in the Save South Africa campaign.

He was a keynote speaker at the Daily Maverick’s The Gathering in 2015 and 2016, and the first stand-in for Redi Tlhabi on Radio 702.

Outspoken activist Mark Heywood, widely known for spearheading remarkable victories for justness in South Africa, is a leading voice in the current political crisis. As founder member of TAC and director of Section 27, he has been intimately involved in some of the biggest political battles of the recent era, from forcing the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive patients to exposing the text-book crisis in Limpopo. Heywood’s critical yet inspirational opinion pieces often appear in the Daily Maverick and Mail & Guardian, amongst others. He is an influential thought leader regularly featured on Radio 702.

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Book launch: The Life of Worm by Ken Barris

The Life of Worm & Other Misconceptions is a collection of new and critically acclaimed short stories by award-winning author Ken Barris. They combine everyday events with the surreal: the title is centered on a dog called Worm; in another, a husband and wife quarrel over a plugless lamp; and in another, a man encounters a speaking baboon in his kitchen. Lyrical and humorous, these stories concretise the human condition via the author’s characteristically unfettered style.

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Deeg: die enigste boek oor deeg wat jy ooit nodig sal kry!

Die enigste boek oor deeg wat jy ooit nodig sal kry!

Alle soorte deeg om terte of pasteie te maak word bespreek – broskors, blaarkors, skilferkors, warmwaterkors, fillo en strudeldeeg, ook die gewilde Marokkaanse ouarkadeeg.

’n Besonderse boek wat al die kunsies van deeg fynkam: bestanddele, toerusting, basiese beginsels en puik resepte.

Deeg dek ook algemene foute wat by deeg kan voorkom en die oorsake daarvan. En om die terte of pasteie te laat pronk gee Theresa wonderlike aanwysings oor hoe om dit alles te versier.

Word ’n bobaas bakker met hierdie boek wat selfs intimiderende deegresepte maklik maak.

Theresa was een van die gewildste deelnemers aan Kokkedoor 1. Sedertdien bied sy landswyd kursusse aan oor deeg – al die kunsies en wenke. As boervrou van Brandwag staan haar hande vir niks verkeerd nie. Sy is ook bekend vir haar nougat wat te koop is by al die Kersmarkte in die Wes-Kaap omgewing.

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Book launch: foodSTUFF by Tony Jackman

The cookbook as memoir, or memoir as cookbook? With foodSTUFF, maverick food writer Tony Jackman presents us with a refreshingly original take on life and food.

He relates every heartache, every joy, and does not shy away from imparting the pain of loss of a family member or his troubled relationship with his father. The stories of his journey towards adulthood are counterbalanced by rich tales from his life. foodSTUFF has many meaty recipes, spicy poultry dishes, some of Jackman’s eccentric signature dishes, and desserts he likes to spoil his friends with.

Jackman, known in particular for his article Sliced & Diced in the Weekend Argus, invites you into his world, from humble beginnings in an English working-class family to an illustrious career as an unapologetically eccentric South African foodie, playwright and author.

foodSTUFF tosses together tales from a rich, nomadic life with masses of meaty recipes (Obies oxtail potjie, beef fillet with melted French Brie, parsley-crusted rack of lamb); spicy poultry dishes (tamarind duck curry, chicken coconut curry); a handful of signature dishes (spanspek soup, bacon-and-beer braai bread); and the desserts with which Jackman likes to spoil his friends (the chocolatiest chocolate tart ever, lemon syrup cake, pears in Chardonnay Pinot Noir with a Parmesan wafer).

Buon appetito…

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Johannesburg launch of Queen of the Free State by Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman will be in conversation with Michele Magwood about what it means to grow up Jewish in a small town in the Free State in the 50s and 60s, the outsider on the inside…

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  • Date: Thursday, 25 May 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books, The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Michele Magwood
  • RSVP: info@lovebooks.co.za, 011 726 7408
     
     
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As By Fire an urgent and necessary book on the South African student protests’ crisis

What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 and 2016? Is it actually about fees?

Why did so many protests turn violent?

Where is the government while the buildings burn, and do the students know how to end the protests?

Former Free State University Vice-Chancellor Jonathan Jansen delves into the unprecedented disruption of universities that caught South Africa by surprise. In frank interviews with eleven of the VCs most affected, he examines the forces at work, why the protests escalate into chaos, and what is driving – and exasperating – our youth.

This urgent and necessary book gives us an insider view of the crisis, tells us why the conflict will not go away and what it means for the future of our universities.

‘A view from the inside of the cauldron… Warning: he doesn’t mince his words.’ Ferial Haffajee
 
 
Prof Jonathan Jansen is a leading South African educationist, commentator and the author of several books including the best-selling Letters to My Children. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State, where he earned a reputation for transformation and a deep commitment to reconciliation. He is married with two children.

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Cape Town launch: Queen of the Free State by Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman will be in conversation with Nancy Richards about what it means to grow up Jewish in a small town in the Free State in the 50s and 60s, the outsider on the inside…


 
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Jennifer Friedman’s memoir, Queen of the Free State, told with humour and pathos

The outsider on the inside. The one who watches and listens. The bearer of tales. 

Growing up Jewish in a small town in the Free State in the ’50s and ’60s, Jennifer Friedman moves between child and adult, black and white, as Verwoerd’s grand apartheid is dividing South Africa.

There are midnight escapes, stolen loot and banned comics Frogs’ legs, eisteddfods, icy drives with Grandpa, hideous encounters with bras, terrifying policemen, albino messengers and Pa’s beatings.

Told with humour and pathos, Friedman’s memoir brings to life a strong sense of place, love, rebellion and betrayal.

Mike Nicol on Queen of the Free State: “There are books that open our eyes to the world, that reveal a truth about life … This is one of them. When that insight comes from a life story that is charming, surprising, funny, beautifully written we cannot but be seduced. Yet Jenny Friedman takes no prisoners. She has a clear eye and a sharp way with words: those who fail her bleed. Hers is a classic memoir.’

Jennifer Friedman was born and raised in the Orange Free State. She studied at UCT, and her Afrikaans poetry has been published in various journals such as Tydskrif vir Letterkunde and Wetenskap en Kuns.
 

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