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Jonathan Jansen in conversation at the launch of Playing with Fire, by Sello Mahapeletsa

Playing with FireJonathan Jansen talks writing for teens with Harmony High author, Sello Mahapeletsa. Come and find out about the Harmony High series – the series that’s getting young South Africans reading.

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  • Date: Wednesday, 04 October 2017
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Book Lounge , 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town
  • Guest Speaker: Jonathan Jansen
  • Refreshments:
  • RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com

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Book Launch: Shadow Chasers Book 2: Lake of Memories by Bontle Senne

Shadow Chasers Book 2: Lake of Memories Bring tweenies along to have fun and win prizes with local author Bontle Senne … and meet some things that go bump in the night! The Shadow Chasers series is perfect holiday reading for kids. Lake of Memories is Book 2 of this contemporary Afrocentric fantasy adventure series. It’s every bit as good as the fabulously scary Book 1: Powers of the Knife. 128 pages, with line illustrations.

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Cover2Cover presents Shadow Chasers Book 2: Lake of Memories by Bontle Senne

Deliciously creepy, fast, fun and a blast to read. Get this for the reluctant reader in your life right now!

Praise for Powers of the Knife – Sarah Lotz, author of Day Four and The Three

Shadow Chasers Book 2: Lake of Memories Zithembe has to find his knife to rescue his mother from the evil Army of Shadows. The only way to find it is to go to the Lake of Memories in the dreamworld, where it guarded by the evil Mama Wati water spirits. Without a knife of his own, Zithembe can’t go to the dreamworld, so his friend Nom and his cousin Rosy have to take their lives in their hands to help him …

Lake of Memories is the second book in the Shadow Chasers trilogy. It’s an African fantasy adventure – one part family saga, one part hero’s quest.

About the author

Bontle Senne is a book blogger and literacy advocate. She is a former managing director at the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation, a trustee of READ Educational Trust and a part owner of feminist trade publishing house Modjaji Books.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Book Launch: #LoveReading: Short stories, poems, blogs and more! meet our young authors – with guest speaker Nancy Richards

#LoveReading: Short stories, poems, blogs and more!A collection of blogs, stories, poems and articles. to get you thinking, talking, laughing – and crying.

Join Nancy Richards and meet some of the young writers whose disparate voices have already got the nod from over 60 000 readers on FunDza’s mobi website. FunDza’s mobi site is an online platform visited regularly by young South Africans looking for something fresh to feed their reading habit – and Cover2Cover’s anthology is a selection of the FunDza writing. It’s a way of spreading the love of reading even further.

Cover2Cover and FunDza have already published four Big Ups! anthologies of short stories, with #LoveReading being anthology number 5. But we’ve noticed that non-fiction articles have sparked a lot of virtual discussion among readers on FunDza’s mobi site, and poetry is popular too – which is where the idea of a selection of mixed writing came from. There’s a mix of new and previously published writers to enjoy – and we’re are hoping that this collection will inspire young people all over the country to #LoveReading!

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Book Launch: Amagama eNkululeko!: Words for freedom: Writing life under Apartheid by Equal Education

Amagama Enkululeko!Join Zakes Mda, Tracey Malawana (Deputy Chairperson of EE), Nana Moloto (Equaliser), Daniel Sher (Researcher EE) in a discussion about the book Amagama Enkululeko!: Words for freedom: Writing life under Apartheid.

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Book Launch: Amagama Enkululeko! Words for freedom: Writing life under Apartheid by Equal Education

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Please join us to launch this collection of “words for freedom”, edited by Equal Education.

Panelists Tshepo Motsepe (General Secretary of Equal Education), Dinga Sikwebu (Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education and United Front), Zfikile Mbewu (Equaliser) and Daniel Sher (Researcher/ Co-Editor of Amagama Enkululeko!) will read and reflect on the book.

Amagama Unkululeko! is a collection of fiction, poetry, narrative journalism and extracts from novels and memoirs which frames local literature as a lens through which to engage with South Africa’s past.

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  • Date: 10 August 2016
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Book Lounge , cnr Buitenkant and Roeland Streets Cape Town
  • Refreshments
  • RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com

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An excellent teaching tool to chronicle South Africa’s journey to freedom

The life story of an Eastern Cape community figurehead during Apartheid, Connie Manse Ngcaba, looks set to find readers in schools and libraries across the USA. May I have this dance …. has been selected as an Honor Book for 2016 by the Children’s Africana Book Awards Committee, based in the United States.

Read an edited version of a review by Rosetta Codling, originally published as a contributer pick on www.readafricanbooks.com:

“I was absolutely mesmerized by this book. May I have this Dance? Yes, I decided to partake in the lessons and the whirlwind dance through the life of Connie Ngcaba. I assumed, wrongly, that this book for children. I released myself from this notion. And I took the hand of the author and danced from Apartheid to freedom. I paused during intervals of strife and disappointment experienced by the author. The dance resumed when others joined in. Children, colleagues, and relatives of Ngcaba helped when the steps became too cumbersome. I was uplifted at the end of the book….and thankfully…. not the end of Ngcaba’s life.

Educators will find this book to be an excellent teaching tool to chronicle the journey of South Africa to freedom. History is best taught as a lesson regarding the impact of events upon the people. I am certain that Connie Ngcaba’s lessons are many and we must teach these lessons to every generation to come.”

The Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) are given under the auspices of the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA).

For information about where May I have this dance … is stocked, email info@cover2cover.co.za

May I Have This Dance

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Book Launch: The Rules by Dianne Case

The Rules

Relentless, compelling storytelling of sheer style
There are local teenage novels full of rape and resentment, and before you’re halfway through you know the end is going to be bitter sad. There are other stories echoing the “real” township South Africa, but aching to end happily with hope for the future. And now there is The Rules by Dianne Case. She doesn’t shrink from any of the reality, from gang-war killing, bloody dog-fights, school vandalism, theft, poverty, even Auntie whose shortage of proper toilet paper gives her “the best-read bum in the world”. Blunt yet elegant writing. I trust that this excellent youth novel will have the impact it deserves.
- Jay Heale, Bookchat

A compelling read, memorable way beyond the last pages – Jean Williams, Executive Director, Biblionef South Africa

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  • Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: The Book Lounge , 71 Roeland Street Cape Town
  • Guest Speaker: Genevieve Hart
  • Refreshments: or add your own
  • RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com

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Book Launch: Fordsburg Fighter: The journey of an MK volunteer by Amin Cajee, with Terry Bell

Fordsburg Fighter: The journey of an MK volunteerSee the launch dates for this new title from face2face books.

[Cajee] chose life over death. We should be grateful to him that he chose to live. Dead men can tell no stories

– Jacob Dlamini, author of Askari

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  • Date: Thursday, May 19 2016
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town
  • Guest Speaker: Marianne Thamm
  • RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com
  • More information: Cover2Cover

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  • Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Lekgotla, Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Johannesburg
  • Guest Speaker: Mavuso Msimang
  • RSVP: info@cover2cover.co.za
  • More information: Cover2Cover

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  • Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Exclusive Books, Hyde Park, Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Dr, Johannesburg
  • Guest Speaker: Mandla Langa
  • RSVP: hydepark@exclusivebooks.co.za
  • More information: Cover2Cover

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  • Date: Thursday, 2 June 2016
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Ike’s Books, 48a Florida Road, Durban
  • Guest Speaker: Terry Bell
  • RSVP: info@cover2cover.co.za
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Don’t miss the launch of Powers of the Knife by Bontle Senne at Love Books

Invitation to the launch of Powers of the Knife

 

Powers of the KnifeYou are invited to the launch of Powers of the Knife, the debut novel from Bontle Senne.

Senne will be in conversation with Joanne Macgregor and introduced by Elinor Sisulu.

Don’t miss it!

Fast, fun, and a blast to read. – Sarah Lotz

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  • Date: Thursday, 14 April 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books
    53 Rustenburg Rd
    Melville
    Johannesburg | Map
  • Introduction: Elinor Sisulu
  • Refreshments: Refreshments will be served
  • RSVP: Love Book, kate@lovebooks.co.za, 011 726 7408

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