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19 May, 2023

Join News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson in discussion with Ferial Haffajee, Prince Mashele and Richard Calland to discuss the state of South Africa’s coalition politics and infrastructure collapse. Who will rule the country after 2024? Will South Africa be more stable without the ANC? And what can we learn from the collapse of opposition coalitions in the cities? Join us to unpack these and other pressing questions about current affairs.

The ticket price of R450 includes a delicious Reuben’s buffet breakfast.

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19 May, 2023

Join bestselling publisher and author Melinda Ferguson for a 2-hour live-writing memoir workshop. Get tips on how to improve your personal writing as well as invaluable insights into the publishing scene in South Africa. Bring a notebook and pen. Space is limited.

Tickets at R250

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19 May, 2023

Art journalist and longtime friend Diane de Beer talks to Nataniël about storytelling, longevity, inspiration and the rare art of understanding cover design. A lighthearted  and insightful conversation, which will likely end in tears.

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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19 May, 2023

Can you confront and process trauma by reading – or writing – fiction about terrible crimes? John Maytham peers behind the corkboard with the South African authors of three dark new thrillers – Margie Orford (The Eye of the Beholder), Lester Walbrugh (Elton Baatjies) and Tracey Hawthorne (Flipped).

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19 May, 2023

Hlonipha Mokoena untangles the knot of apology with co-editor Melanie Judge and fellow contributor Nurina Ally to Unsettling Apologies: Critical Writing on Apology from South Africa. Also on the panel is Marina Cantacuzino, author of Forgiveness: An Exploration.

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19 May, 2023

Joanne Jowell, author of I Am Ella, will be in conversation with the subject of her book: the astoundingly resilient Auschwitz survivor Ella Blumenthal, who lives in Sea Point and turns 103 in July this year. They will be joined by Jordy Sank, maker of a documentary about Ella which celebrates her remarkable life.

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19 May, 2023

Sarah Bullen talks to Françoise Malby-Anthony about her book The Elephants of Thula Thula, an astonishing account of her life’s work caring for hundreds of troubled pachyderms at the rehabilitation reserve she established with her late husband, Lawrence Anthony.

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19 May, 2023

Gail Schimmel explores the social roles and personal motivations of creating fiction with a trio of acclaimed storytellers: Rachel Joyce, Margie Orford and Sue Nyathi.

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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19 May, 2023

Dennis Davis tracks the descent of ANC leadership with Richard Calland and Mabel Sithole (via Zoom), co-authors of The Presidents: From Mandela to Ramaphosa, Leadership in the Age of Crisis.

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19 May, 2023

Melody Pick-Cornelius, in conversation with Marina Cantacuzino, author of Forgiveness: An Exploration, and former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. The forgiveness of self and others creates a restorative narrative with the power to transform lives – but how does one actually deeply forgive?

 

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19 May, 2023

Dominique Botha talks with Heather Clark (via Zoom) about her biography of a genius who has been reduced to the image of her suicide in contemporary culture. Red Comet – The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath corrects the picture magisterially.

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19 May, 2023

Koketso Sachane discusses the art of self-narrative to two maestros of bittersweet memoir: Melinda Ferguson (Bamboozled) and Herman Lategan (Hoerkind, soon to be published in English). What does it feel like to reveal everything to the world?

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19 May, 2023

Malika Ndlovu in conversation with poets Khadija Tracey Heeger (Thicker Than Sorrow) – who is also an actor, playwright and activist – and Grant Jefthas (Afvlerkmens), a well-known son of Franschhoek. Their new collections investigate a rich palette of themes, from reviving family history and collective memory to resilience in the face of personal crisis.

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19 May, 2023

C.A. Davids in conversation with Vernon R.L Head, author of the acclaimed bestseller The Search For the Rarest Bird in the World. His new novel, On The Wave of Gulls, animates the overlapping lives of a troubled Cape Town architect, a homeless wanderer and a seagull in search of a mate.

Sponsored by Pam Golding Properties

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19 May, 2023

Learn the basics on how to plot a novel, develop strong characters and drive story, with writing coach and agent Sarah Bullen. We will unpack the key genre conventions of thrillers, crime, New Adult, Young Adult and romance fiction that writers need to construct a strong story.

Tickets at R250

 

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19 May, 2023

Winnie & Nelson is a shattering, revelatory account of a relationship that shaped South Africa’s journey to freedom. Jonny Steinberg speaks to Hlonipha Mokoena about Winnie and Nelson’s unique marriage – its longings, its obsessions, its deceits – in this page-turning political biography.

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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19 May, 2023

Tony Leon is in conversation with BBC correspondent Andrew Harding and historian Irina Filatova about the Russia-Ukraine war. Harding’s book A Small, Stubborn Town – Life, Death and Defiance in Ukraine is a gripping portrait of the people of Voznesensk and the heroic stand they took against Putin’s invaders in March 2022.

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19 May, 2023

Joy Watson welcomes two fearless memoirists who have written their way out of crisis and substance abuse: Sara-Jayne Makwala King (Mad Bad Love: And How the Things We Love Can Nearly Kill Us) and Pamela Power (My Year of Getting Shit-Faced: How I Tried and Failed to Give Up Alcohol and Learned the Joys of Moderation).

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19 May, 2023

South Africa’s unstoppable endurance cyclist Grant Lottering (Riding Life) tells inspirational stories of resilience and determination — not least his return from the brink of death after a crash in the Alps that stopped his heart — but not his life passion.

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19 May, 2023

Danielle Weakley explores the magic of reanimating female histories with Joanne Joseph (Children of Sugarcane, SA Book Awards winner 2022) and Laila Manack, whose debut novel, Sisters of the Circus, is the rip-roaring tale of Indian sisters who become trapeze artists, after being kidnapped and sold to the circus at age four.

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19 May, 2023

Michele Magwood in discussion with former MP and diplomat Melanie Verwoerd about her compelling memoir Never Waste a Good Hysterectomy – a raw, frank and hopeful account of her operation and its surprising emotional aftermath.

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19 May, 2023

Melinda Ferguson gets airborne with Robert Gentle. His inspiring memoir The Scholarship Kids recounts his and his twin brother’s boyhood dream of studying aviation, back in the days when it was a whites-only dream – and how their flair for French made it come true, opening up a world beyond apartheid South Africa.

Sponsored by Pam Golding Properties

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19 May, 2023

A life-affirming and truly inspiring documentary about the remarkable life of Holocaust survivor, Ella Blumenthal. Her recollections, depicted through dynamic 2D animation, include tales of three concentration camps, and of narrowly escaping death in a gas chamber. The animation is juxtaposed with present day footage of Ella’s life in Sea Point.

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19 May, 2023

Kabous Meiring talks with Sean Davison (via Zoom) about his revelatory memoir The Price of Mercy and the struggle to decriminalise assisted suicide in South Africa, and Willem Landman of right-to-die activist group, DignitySA.

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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19 May, 2023

Janet Smith explores the legacy of Chris Hani, 30 years after his murder, with Beauregard Tromp (Hani: A Life Too Short) and Justice Malala (The Plot to Save South Africa – Chris Hani’s Murder and the Week Nelson Mandela Averted Civil War). Justice Malala will join via Zoom.

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19 May, 2023

Beide Rudie van Rensburg en Irma Venter is gesoute misdaadskrywers wie nie skroom om eksentrieke en dikwels onwaarskynlike hoofkarakters op hulle lesers los te laat nie. Ontgin saam met Jonathan Amid gunsteling karakters soss Kassie Kasselman, Carl Nester en Ami Prinsloo.

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19 May, 2023

Pippa Hudson meets crime fiction sensation Ann Cleeves (via Zoom), winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger in 2017. Her acclaimed novels have given us three compelling TV sleuths: Vera Stanhope (Vera), Jimmy Perez (Shetland) and Matthew Venn (The Long Call). Why are her thrillers so perfectly suited to the screen?

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19 May, 2023

Michiel Heyns talks with Etienne van Heerden about his audacious novel A Library to Flee (translated by Henrietta Rose-Innes), a sprawling exploration of campus culture wars, state surveillance and the dystopian power of the internet.

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19 May, 2023

Gail Schimmel talks to James Hendry – safari guide, wildlife TV presenter, photographer and author – about his latest novel Return to the Wild, set in the Kruger Park, and the true events that inspire his bush-life bestsellers.

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19 May, 2023

A feel good documentary about four refugees who conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers after escaping starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and a sense of national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first national wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of ‘World Wine Tasting Champions.’

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19 May, 2023

Koketso Sachane in discussion with lawyer and land restitution expert Bulelwa Mabasa of Werksmans Attorneys. Her passionate memoir My Land Obsession connects her childhood and her Soweto family’s history of dispossession with the current impasse over land inequality, and the way forward to justice.

Sponsored by Pam Golding Properties

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19 May, 2023

Singer, songwriter and storyteller Nataniël in concert with Steinway pianist Charl du Plessis (23 years together on stage!).

Stories mostly in Afrikaans, songs always in English, original and evergreen ballads, soul, blues and swing. Fantasy, humour, beauty, nostalgia, wisdom and truth!

Wardrobe by Floris Louw.

’n Moet vir die fynproewer!

No children under 15. No shorts or sandals (we suffer enough!), no cellphones.

Tickets at R300

Venue sponsored by Ninety One SA

 

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19 May, 2023

Join us for a fun musical evening at Hey Joe Brewery to help raise funds for our Franschhoek Reading programme in disadvantaged schools in the valley. Franschhoek’s very own Uncorked will play immortal hits from ABBA to Coldplay. Food and drinks will be charged extra. Tickets at R250

 

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20 May, 2023

Carol Paton traces the rise of South Africa’s empowerment oligarchy with Pieter du Toit (The ANC Billionaires – Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few) and author of BEE Billionaires – Redressing the Imbalances of the Past, or Creating New Ones? Chris Bishop (via Zoom)

Sponsored by Ninety One SA 

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20 May, 2023

Sarah Bullen talks to celebrated comedian Ruby Wax (via Zoom) about her latest and most revelatory book yet on mental health, I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was – an irreverent, reassuring account of getting through a crisis in 2022.

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20 May, 2023

What are the rules of emotional engagement between writer and reader? Michele Magwood consults an expert, Rachel Joyce, whose delicately moving new novella Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North completes a trilogy that began with The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

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20 May, 2023

John Maytham gets the full story from Rael Levitt, who was a powerful celebrity auctioneer until he was scandalously accused of placing ghost bids in 2011. In his book It Takes a Tsunami, Levitt reflects on that crisis – and on how he rebuilt his business career.

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20 May, 2023

Dominique Botha is in conversation with Antjie Krog about Pillage, her first collection of poetry in eight years – a powerful reflection on family, land and the act of plunder – whether imposed by time, nature or human agency.

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20 May, 2023

Joy Watson gets the lowdown from two writers with a frank take on sex and wealth: Lebohang Masango‘s The Soft Life: Love, Choice and Modern Dating is an unjudgmental account of South Africa’s dating mores, while Eva Mazza‘s new novel Sex, Lies & Alibis puts the Stellenbosch jet set under a steamy microscope.

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20 May, 2023

Pamela Power talks to Gail Schimmel as they launch her new and seventh novel Little Secrets – about an apparently happy marriage on thin ice – and how the emotional intricacies of family life remain an unbeatable fictional territory.

Sponsored by Pam Golding Properties

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20 May, 2023

Join bestselling publisher and author Melinda Ferguson for a 2-hour live-writing memoir workshop. Get tips on how to improve your personal writing as well as invaluable insights into the publishing scene in South Africa. Bring a notebook and pen. Space is limited.

Tickets at R250

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20 May, 2023

Bruce Whitfield hears the incredible story of Whitey Basson – from the man himself. How did he rise from a Porterville farm to become Africa’s biggest shopkeeper? Basson will present Niel Joubert’s authorised biography, Whitey: The Rise and Rule of the Shoprite King.

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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20 May, 2023

Adriaan Basson takes a tour through South Africa’s maze of organised crime, guided by Caryn Dolley (Clash of the Cartels) and Mandy Wiener (The Whistleblowers).

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20 May, 2023

Bongani Kona speaks with lawyer and activist Louisa Zondo about her powerful book Dearest MaRiky: Journeying Through Grief and Healing. While mourning the passing of her son Rikhado Makhado (rap star Riky Rick), she climbed Mount Everest, felt her son’s presence, and resolved to tell her full story to him.

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20 May, 2023

Tony Leon interviews Jonathan Freedland (via Zoom) about his gripping new book The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World. How does the incredible story of Rudolf Vrba deepen our comprehension of the Holocaust?

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20 May, 2023

S J Naudé speaks to Michiel Heyns about his new and tenth novel, Each Mortal Thing, set in London seen through South African eyes, which explores the emotional costs of friendship and compassion.

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20 May, 2023

Jennifer Platt talks shop with Sharon Naidoo (sales & marketing director at Jonathan Ball) and Danielle Weakley about the sensational video reviewing network that is BookTok – and other tech trends inspiring young audiences to read.

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20 May, 2023

Nancy Richards shoots the breeze with Anne Schlebusch, whose riotous novel Bloomer gives contemporary old age an irreverent and inspiring new treatment.

Sponsored by Pam Golding Properties

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20 May, 2023

Ferial Haffajee explores the future of South Africa beyond the 2024 elections with Songezo Zibi (Manifesto), Prince Mashele (The Outsider) and Pieter du Toit (The ANC Billionaires).

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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20 May, 2023

Robert Marawa pads up with Faf du Plessis (via Zoom), whose bestselling, brutally honest autobiography Faf: Through Fire reveals his tempestuous journey to maturity, from the changing room to the boardroom.

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20 May, 2023

James Hendry discusses the strategies and ethics of progressive zookeeping and rewilding with author-conservationists Willie Labuschagne (The Soul of a Lion) and Grant Fowlds (Rewilding Africa).

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20 May, 2023

Joanne Joseph discusses fictional visions of Zimbabwean history with Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu (The Quality of Mercy) and Sue Nyathi (An Angel’s Demise). Can storytelling serve as a weapon of hope and change?

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20 May, 2023

Lester Kiewit meets two chroniclers of outsider life. Chase Rhys‘s Misfit: Stories vannie anner kant is a collection of his acclaimed pieces in Kaaps for Rapport. Welcome Mandla Lishivha‘s memoir of growing up queer in a township, Boy on the Run, has been hailed by Mark Gevisser as ‘utterly compelling’.

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20 May, 2023

Are today’s literary novelists too safe and genre-bound? Margie Orford talks creative rule-breaking with the risk-tolerant Maddie Mortimer (via Zoom), whose 2022 Booker-longlisted novel Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies features a cancer as one of its narrators.

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20 May, 2023

Sheila Cussons word as een van die belangrikste Afrikaans digters beskou. Ter viering van haar 100 gedenkjaar, praat Amanda Botha met Adriaan Potgieter oor sy boek In die Klipknoets van Haar Vuis. Hierdie Jungiaanse perspektief van Sheila se lewe as kunstenaar en digter het in 2022 verskyn saam met die heruitgawe van Sheila se Gestaltes 1947.

Sponsored by Pam Golding Properties 

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20 May, 2023

A feel good documentary about four refugees who conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers after escaping starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and a sense of national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first national wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of ‘World Wine Tasting Champions.’

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20 May, 2023

Join award-winning author Dianne Stewart in a journalling workshop – part theory and part practical. Participants will be encouraged to keep journals and look at different types of journals. They will also explore the uses of a journal as a document of one’s life, a therapeutic process and a seedbed for future writing projects.

Tickets at R250

 

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20 May, 2023

Adriaan Basson and world-renowned cartoonist Zapiro analyse the most incisive cartoons from his new annual It’s Not How It Looks – and the rapidly shifting political realities that inspired them.

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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20 May, 2023

Why do South Africa’s most flagrant political and corporate looters seem untouchable? Former NPA investigations head Hermione Cronje dives into the murk with Ferial Haffajee (Days of Zondo) and Michael Marchant (The Unaccountables).

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20 May, 2023

T.J. Strydom discovers the secrets of triumph over adversity from two South African trailblazers: Lincoln Mali (Blazing A Trail: Lessons for African Leadership) and Jeff van Rooyen (Unshackled: My Journey from the Township to the Boardroom).

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20 May, 2023

Wamuwi Mbao in conversation with C.A. Davids (How To Be A Revolutionary) and Lethokuhle Msimang (The Frightened). Both novels are set partly in China and South Africa, and powerfully explore the inner revolutions and revelations that can be sparked by being in a strange place.

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20 May, 2023

Pumla Dineo Gqola talks with psychologist Kopano Ratele about his book Why Men Hurt Women and Other Reflections on Love, Violence and Masculinity. How can a loving and non-violent masculinity be retrieved from the distorting grip of socio-economic injustice and emotional trauma?

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20 May, 2023

Joy Watson meets Nigerian writer Aiwanose Odafen (via Zoom), whose debut novel Tomorrow I Become a Woman – a gripping exploration of patriarchal violence, forbidden love and cultural conflict – has been acclaimed as ‘searing and beautifully rendered’.

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20 May, 2023

Recent self-publisher Tanya Meeson (The Fulcrum) plots a path through the self-publishing jungle with fellow renegade Daisy Jones (co-author of Love You Madly) and Dave Henderson, owner of MYeBook.

Sponsored by Pam Golding Properties

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20 May, 2023

Investigative journalist, Kyle Cowan‘s book Sabotage: Eskom under Siege details a vast network of organised crime and graft behind South Africa’s power crisis. Cowan goes behind the scenes and joins the dots with former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter.

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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20 May, 2023

Bruce Whitfield mines the ambiguous legacy of South Africa’s biggest tycoon yet with Michael Cardo, author of Harry Oppenheimer – Diamonds, Gold and Dynasty. Was Oppenheimer an industrial genius – or just pretty good at apartheid-assisted capitalism?

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20 May, 2023

Mandy Wiener and Robert Marawa relive the showdowns and triumphs of his brilliant sports broadcasting career, as told in his no-holds-barred memoir Gqimm Shelele – The Robert Marawa Story.

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20 May, 2023

Jonny Steinberg goes myth-busting with Dipo Faloyin (via Zoom), author of Africa is Not a Country, an irreverent celebration of the African continent and its dizzying diversity.

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20 May, 2023

Carol Paton asks labour lawyer Frans Rautenbach about his vision for citizen power under a failing state. His book Help Yourself South Africa – How Ordinary Citizens Can Reform Our Broken Economy charts a community-led route to self-reliance, progress and prosperity.

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20 May, 2023

Melinda Ferguson talks Joburg, chaos and narrative freedom with Tshidiso Moletsane, whose explosive gonzo-fiction debut Junx bagged the Sunday Times Fiction Award in 2022.

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20 May, 2023

A life-affirming and truly inspiring documentary about the remarkable life of Holocaust survivor, Ella Blumenthal. Her recollections, depicted through dynamic 2D animation, include tales of three concentration camps, and of narrowly escaping death in a gas chamber. The animation is juxtaposed with present day footage of Ella’s life in Sea Point.

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20 May, 2023

Everyone’s talking about rewilding: might it be possible to use poetry to rewild yourself so that you can sing the song of the Loch Ness monster, sound your barbaric yawp, nod briefly and become a cabbage? Performed by John Maytham and compiled by Finuala Dowling, this is an exhilarating hour-long exploration of poems that celebrate both the wild in you and the increasingly threatened wilderness we all depend upon.

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20 May, 2023

Introducing a fresh dimension to FLF 2023, curator and poet Malika Ndlovu brings together six Cape Town-based word weavers, offering a feast of word and sound under the canopy of an autumn night sky. Spend a wonderful evening with poets Khadija Tracey HeegerAntjie KrogNondwe Mpuma, musician Lodi Paul Ingha with Balisa Nathi storytellers and hosts of The Story Club Town Philippa Kabali -Kagwa and Nolubabalo Rani. Ticket at R150 includes a glass of Porcupine Ridge wine.

 

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21 May, 2023

Joanne Joseph speaks to Jonny Steinberg about Winnie & Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage – a shattering, revelatory new account of a relationship that shaped South Africa’s journey to freedom, drawing on explosive new material.

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21 May, 2023

Pippa Hudson explores inner and outer wilds with pioneering explorer Saray Khumalo (My Journey to the Top of the World) and Louisa Zondo (Dearest MaRiky), who climbed Mount Everest in the aftermath of the suicide of her son, rap star Riky Rick.

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21 May, 2023

Lester Kiewit hits the road with Sihle Khumalo (bestselling author of Dark Continent My Black Arse) whose new book, Milk the Beloved Country, gives readers an uproarious guided tour of the cowntry’s place names and what they reveal about our past and present.

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21 May, 2023

Learn the basics on how to plot a novel, develop strong characters and drive story, with writing coach and agent Sarah Bullen. We will unpack the key genre conventions of thrillers, crime, New Adult, Young Adult and romance fiction that writers need to construct a strong story.

Tickets at R250

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21 May, 2023

Dennis Davis interviews Mignonne Breier about her explosive book Bloody Sunday (winner of the 2022 Sunday Times Literary Award for non-fiction), an account of the Duncan Village mass shooting of 1952.  How and why was it erased from struggle history?

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21 May, 2023

Bruce Whitfield peers into the whirring brains of two of South Africa’s savviest sons, with the help of two unembedded biographers: Michael Vlismas (Elon Musk: Risking it All) and T.J. Strydom (Koos Bekker’s Billions).

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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21 May, 2023

Andrew Brown discovers how to catch a killer with former SAPS head profiler Gérard Labuschagne (Profile Diaries 2: From Crime Scene to Courtroom) and investigative writer Julian Jansen (Stellenbosch: Murder Town).

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21 May, 2023

Kopano Ratele meets Marina Cantacuzino, who started The Forgiveness Project. Her book Forgiveness: An Exploration draws on stories of forgiveness from across the globe, including four from South Africa. What does it mean to forgive – and can one do it in the absence of apology?

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21 May, 2023

Melinda Ferguson meets Frans Meyer (Impossible Skies: Life with my brother, the artist, Walter Meyer) and Amanda Botha, close friend and confidant of Walter for 30 years. They honour the life and work of this brilliant and tormented landscape painter, who has often been described as South Africa’s Van Gogh.

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21 May, 2023

Pumla Dineo Gqola chats with Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu (The Theory of Flight, winner of the 2019 Sunday Times Award for fiction) about Ndlovu’s acclaimed third novel The Quality of Mercy – and how her books interrogate Zimbabwean history.

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21 May, 2023

John Maytham hunts for hope with writer and political activist Songezo Zibi, whose book Manifesto: A New Vision for South Africa proposes a grassroots foundation for ethical and accountable new politics.

Sponsored by Ninety One SA

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21 May, 2023

Sihle Khumalo meets Pie-Pacifique Kabalira-Uwase, whose book Witnessing tells his astonishing story of fleeing tragedy in Rwanda to South Africa, where he became a car guard – and went on to receive a Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and start a thriving company.

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21 May, 2023

Danielle Weakley gleans the secrets of masterful historical fiction from Rachel Joyce (NYT bestseller Miss Benson’s Beetle) and South Africa’s Penny Haw, whose historical fiction debut The Invincible Miss Cust brings to life the defiant journey of a pioneering female vet in Victorian Britain.

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21 May, 2023

Wamuwi Mbao in conversation with Eve Fairbanks, whose book The Inheritors (winner of the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for non-fiction 2023) traces three individual experiences of the South African transition. It’s a sweeping work of narrative reportage, spanning three decades of struggle, liberation and crisis.

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21 May, 2023

Nancy Richards heads for the bush with Françoise Malby-Anthony (The Elephants of Thula Thula) and Grant Fowlds (Rewilding Africa), who worked for many years with Malby-Anthony’s late husband, Lawrence Anthony, aka ‘The Elephant Whisperer’.

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