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The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club 2015


 

THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB

INVITES YOU To

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Book Discussion

With the author: Songezo Zibi

Facilitated by:

Victor Mecoamere

Date:

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Time:

14H00 – 16H00

Venue:

Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 121 Bree Street, Newtown

About the author

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SONGEZO ZIBI is the editor of the Business Day, South Africa’s only standalone and highly respected business daily. He spent the first fourteen years of his career in corporate communications at multinational companies, Volkswagen South Africa (1998–2006) and then at Xstrata South Africa (2006–2013) where he served in its executive structures. He has written extensively on politics, society and the economy for various national publications before taking up his current position. Raising the Bar is his first book.

About the facilitator

Actor, poet, road runner, motivational speaker and journalist Victor RW Mecoamere is synonymous with Sowetan, where he spent 28 years, until March 30, 2015.

Victor has studied various journalism and media studies modules with Boston University (as part of the USA-SA Leadership Programme), Commonwealth Press Union, Indiana University (as part of the International Centre of Indianapolis-facilitated Cultural Exchange and Internship Programme), and the Johannesburg a based Institute for the Advancement of Journalism.Victor has also studied Profit from Tourism with Technikon SA. He also attended the highly respected Gordon Institute of Business Science and University of Pretoria’s Junior Management Development Programme.

He has received numerous awards including, a merit award for his short story, The Potion, in the African Writers Association’s creative writing competition in the 80s;

A merit award in the community news category of the RCI, SAA and Avis TravelTour Media Awards in the 90s; and a lifetime achievement award for excellence in writing about the arts in South Africa conferred by Drakensburg Promotions as part of the annual Tribute to Heroes.

Victor is currently a freelance journalist, literary editor, public speaker, specialising in motivational speaking; reviving his road running hobby, compiling his debut anthology.

            Books will be available for sale at the event:

Enquiries:

The wRite associates, 011 791 3585 or info@writeassociates.co.za


 

THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB

INVITATION

To A Book Discussion

with

MR FANELE MBALI

Date:

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Time:

14H00 – 16H00

Venue:

Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 121 Bree Street, Newtown

Book:

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Price: R

 Books will be available for sale at the event: cash only.

 Enquiries:

The wRite associates, 011 791 3585 or info@writeassociates.co.za

 Author’s profile

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Fanele Hebert Mbali, scholar, military strategist, author and ANC Veterans League Treasurer General.

 In most cases when we refer to liberation struggle heroes and heroines we refer to prominent names. It is so unfortunate that history from below in many parts of the world where revolutions were fought is ignored. That unfortunate scenario did not escape Fanele Mbali, like many unsung heroes and heroines, whose contributions and sacrifices have not been documented. The story of Fanele is a fascinating one about an individual that strived against all odds to achieve for himself, his family and for the country as a whole.

 His book entitled ’In transit: autobiography of a South African freedom fighter’ is about the life of this extra-ordinary individual whose humble beginnings, perseverance and dedication to a free, democratic South Africa, has made it possible for me and you to say this is the year in which South Africa celebrates twenty years of democracy. Very little is known about field marshals such as Fanele and many more out there.

 Fanele, in his own right, tells the story of his humble beginnings as a country boy, who at an early age became aware of success through formal education. This is a journey he consciously pursued, that exposed him to inequalities and unjust laws of life in South Africa under apartheid government. In this book Fanele gives a different dimension of the ANC as compared to that of an ANC that is obsessed with violence. He joined the ANC Youth League while he was a student at Fort Hare University College and when he left South Africa like many others such as Chris Hani, Sindiso Mfenyane, were already university graduates.

When the opportunity of expanding his knowledge horizon was made available to him through an ANC leadership, he seized that opportunity with both hands and did not disappoint with outcomes. Under extreme conditions of life then especially in foreign countries, he diligently served the ANC in both academic and military environments with success.


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THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB

INVITATION

Two Book Discussions

with

SALA 2014 POETRY AWARD WINNERS:

THANDI SLIEPEN

The Turtle Told Me

 

PATRICK MAGAISA

Mihloti Ya Tingana

 

Facilitator

Dr Paul Nkuna

Saturday, 28th March 2015

14H00 – 16H30

Museum Africa
Newtown Cultural Precinct
121 Bree Street
Newtown

 

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    Price: R150

     

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Thandi Sliepen

Thandi Sliepen was born in Cape Town in 1971 and immigrated with her family to New Zealand in 1976 where she completed her formal education at Onslow College in Wellington. In 1991 she returned to South African and in Clarens met mentor, Martin Wessels. She started painting, sculpting and continued to write poetry prolifically. She has exhibited widely in South Africa, New Zealand and the Netherlands. ‘The turtle dove told me’ is Thandi’s first published book of poetry.

Thandi currently lives on a farm outside Ladybrand in the Free state with her partner, photographer Glen Green and their two children. She divides her time teaching art in Ladybrand, homeschooling her children, working an enormous veg patch and this year – making huge concrete sculptures.

 

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Themba Patrick Magaisa

Themba Patrick Magaisa, well known as T.P. Magaisa in his writings; is one of the most Xitsonga celebrated Xitsonga Creative writers (Literature authors). He has distinguished himself as ground breaking producer, preserver and developer of Xitsonga literature. Magaisa has selflessly contributed to the arts and culture sector by writing more than 13 successful Xitsonga literature books consecutively. He has also played a very pivotal role in the development of Xitsonga Learning and Teaching Support Materials for the new syllabus, CAPS, for the Senior Phase. T.P. Magaisa work hand in hand with all the South African institutions that promote and preserve all the South African indigenous languages.

 

Books are available at our office and will also be available for sale at the event: Cash only.

            For enquiries: The wRite associates, 011 791 3585 or info@writeassociates.co.za