EB Cavendish launch of ELTON BAATJIES by Lester Walbrugh
Can’t wait for this one!
Lester will be in conversation with Joy Watson. Not to be missed!
See you at EB Cavendish on the 26th of October.
ELTON BAATJIES by Lester Walbrugh to be launched at Liberty Books
We are delighted to invite you to the launch of Lester Walbrugh‘s eagerly awaited debut novel, Elton Baatjies. Equally delighted that it is going to take place at Liberty Books in Elgin – Lester will be in conversation with Christy Weyer.
Thank you to Paul Cluver Wines for sponsoring the wine for this special occasion!
We can’t wait to share this hauntingly dark, absolutely stunning novel with Readers.
PANYA ROUTES by KIM GURNEY launched at the A4 Arts Foundation
Last week Thursday, Panya Routes: Independent art spaces in Africa by Kim Gurney was launched at the A4 Arts Foundation. Kim was in conversation with Neo Muyanga.
“I travelled to five cities on the African continent at intervals during 2018 and 2019 to visit an independent art space in each. Panya Routes is an invitation to join this journey and discover how such spaces work, think and navigate conditions of constant flux. These independent art spaces form part of a larger family of small-scale platforms, often artist-led or with artistic thinking at heart, whose numbers have flourished in recent years although their existence can also be short-lived. This book focuses upon five case studies of such spaces that have all been active for more than a decade, thus offering compelling tales about sustaining non-profit and innovative practice in an increasingly commodified world. My visits, conducted as part of the African Centre for Cities research project Platform / Plotform, were timed to coincide with emblematic programming, predominant art in public spaces. And, where possible, other independently curated events and spaces from a street art festival to an “off-biennial” were considered in parallel in order to glean another reading on art in each city …” (Panya Routes, p. 9)
Thank you, Nancy Richards and Natalie Becker, for the photographs!
Joy Watson in Joburg!
Joburg, you are in for a literary treat of note! Joy Watson will be launching her debut novel, The Other Me, at three different events next week. We hope to see you at at least one of them, if not all!
First up: Exclusive Books Nicolway, Wednesday, 20 July. Joy will be in conversation with author Angela Makholwa.
On Thursday, 21 July, Joy will be at Book Circle Capital and in conversation with media powerhouse and author Joanne Joseph.
Last, but not least, Friday, 22 July: a literary dinner at Tommy’s Bar where you will enjoy a light meal and a discussion between Joy and author/editor Sue Nyathi. Bridge Books and the Heinrich Boell Foundation are co-hosting.
Book launch: The Other Me by Joy Watson at Wordsworth Books in Sea Point
Joy Watson will be launching The Other Me in Sea Point next week! She will be in conversation with Emilie Gambade, Editor of Maverick Life (Daily Maverick).
The Other Me by Joy Watson to be launched at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront, 7 July 2022
Join us at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront for a book launch of The Other Me by Joy Watson.
Joy will be in conversation with John Maytham. She says about the interview: “I’m so looking forward to this event with John Maytham. It was my late father’s dream to be able to talk to John one day. He would sit glued to his radio, hanging on to John’s every word.”
‘The Other Me’ by Joy Watson launched at EB Cavendish and Liberty Books
We had a full house for the EB Cavendish launch of Joy Watson’s The Other Me. Joy was in conversation with the fabulous Rebecca Davis.
This particular Exclusive Books branch is close to Joy’s heart as she has been buying books there for many years and has been reviewing new titles for the bookshop in her capacity as a Daily Maverick Lifestyle contributor and the great reader that she is. Friends of Joy’s organised beautiful live music and a blessing bowl, which allowed all present to say thank you for the good things in our lives and to let go of the burdens we carry.
Wherever she goes, Joy brings with her the emotion contained in her beautiful name. The intimate gathering at the Liberty Books launch of The Other Me was full of it. Joy was interviewed by Liberty Books’ owner, Christy Weyer.
The two amazing women spoke about the novel and Joy’s research and how the two areas of her life influence each other. The conversation was truly illuminating. It is always inspiring to listen to astute readers talk about books. The evening include Cleopatra, the resident literary cat, the book-loving Elgin/Grabouw community, Peregrine hospitality and the warmth of the fire place.
Unforgettable events! Thank you to all who made them possible and who attended.
No one wanted to leave at the end of the evening. We all wanted to stay, like Cleo, who was sad to see us go.
Can’t wait to return!