events @ Kalk Bay Books

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Kalk Bay Books and Modjaji invite you to a launch for
Cry of the Hangkaka
by Anne Woodborne
Anne will be in conversation with Maire Fisher.
The Cry of the Hangkaka is the story of young Karin and her mother Irene. Shamed by a divorce, Irene seeks to flee with her daughter from post WWII South Africa. Jack, a Scotsman who works at the tin mines in Nigeria, seems to be the answer to Irene ‘s prayers. In the torrid heat of the Nigerian plateau, Karin is exposed to the lives of the colonisers, the colonised, and most of all to the dictatorship of Jack.
Anne Woodborne was born in Cape Town, where she still lives. She spent a large part of her childhood in Scotland and Nigeria. She has been widely published in women’s magazines, and in various anthologies and collections.
WHEN: Thursday the 14th of April at 6 for 6.30pm
WHERE: Kalk Bay Books, 194 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP: Please call 021 788 2266 or email events@kalkbaybooks.co.za
Wine for the evening is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap

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Kalk Bay Books and Jacana invite you to a launch for
The New Black Middle Class in South Africa
by Roger Southall
Roger will be in conversation with Anthony Butler.
The rise of the black middle class is one of the most striking developments in post-apartheid South Africa. Yet while this new class has been a major actor in the reshaping of the country, public attention, especially in the media, has largely focused upon the image of ‘black diamonds’ and ‘tenderpreneurs’ who use their political connections to obtain lucrative contracts.
This book provides a corrective that considers the black middle class as a key actor in the development of South African society. It recounts the history of the class prior to 1994, examines its size, shape and structure, explores the role of the ANC and education in promoting black upward social mobility, and reviews the challenges faced by the black middle class at work and in society more generally. It concludes with an analysis of the ambiguous role played by the black middle class in the shaping of a democratic society.
Roger Southall is Professor Emeritus in Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand.
WHEN: Tuesday 19 April at 6 for 6.30pm
WHERE: Kalk Bay Books, 194 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP: Please call 021 788 2266 or email events@kalkbaybooks.co.za
Wine for the evening is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap.

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Kalk Bay Books and Umuzi invite you to a launch for
Flame in the Snow
the love-letters of Ingrid Jonker and Andre Brink, Translated by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, twenty-nine-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks André Brink, a young novelist of twenty-seven, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literature’s most famous love affairs unfolds. Jonker’s final letter to Brink is dated 18 April 1965. She drowned herself in the ocean at Three Anchor Bay three months later.
More than fifty years on, this poignant, often stormy relationship still grips readers’ imaginations.
In December 2014, three months before his death on 6 February 2015, André Brink offered these never-before-seen letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.
Karina Brink, Simone Venter and Joanne Hitchens will be in conversation.
WHEN: Thursday 21 April at 6.30 for 7pm
WHERE: Kalk Bay Books, 194 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP: Please call 021 788 2266 or email events@kalkbaybooks.co.za
Wine for the evening is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap.

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Kalk Bay Books and Jacana invite you to a launch for
Murderers, Miscreants and Mutineers
by Nigel Penn
Here is the long-awaited sequel to Nigel’s award-winning book Rogues, Rebels and Runaways, in which he entertained and informed readers with stories of remarkable characters from early Cape history.
In this new volume he brings to life an assortment of personalities from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries – Maria Mouton, for instance, who was executed for her adulterous affair with a slave and the murder of her husband. These are fascinating stories, told with erudition and humour, throwing light on our past and revealing much about social relations and human experience in the early Cape colony.
Nigel Penn is professor of History at the University of Cape Town and the author of several books, including Rogues, Rebels and Runaways and The Forgotten Frontier.
WHEN: Tuesday 26 April at 6 for 6.30pm
WHERE: Kalk Bay Books, 194 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP: Please call 021 788 2266 or email events@kalkbaybooks.co.za
Wine for the evening is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap.