THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB
Two Book Discussions
SALA 2014 POETRY AWARD WINNERS:
The Turtle Told Me
Mihloti Ya Tingana
Dr Paul Nkuna
Saturday, 28th March 2015
14H00 – 16H30
Newtown Cultural Precinct
121 Bree Street
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.
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.
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