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Copying, circulating, concealing and contesting in Cape Town’s reading cultures

Clive Algar 2011-10-13  As an outcome of this boekjol the social movement Equal Education will hand over a fully stocked and functioning library to Matthew Goniwe High School in Khayelitsha. I’m a product of a Cape township high school and I remember that the library was kept under lock and key in the principal’s office, more for the benefit of reporting to the school inspector that no books had been lost or stolen

Open Book Report: Earl Lovelace and Etienne van Heerden in conversation

Bibi Slippers 2011-09-28 Earl Lovelace, celebrated author from Trinidad, and well-known South African author Etienne van Heerden took part in the Free the Word PEN Dialogue at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town on Thursday, 22nd September 2011.

Open Book Festival: Day 3

Bibi Slippers 2011-09-28  

Open Book Festival Report 3: A whale of a time

Bibi Slippers 2011-09-22  Henrietta Rose-Innes’s latest novel, Nineveh, was launched in the Iziko Museum’s Whale Well on Wednesday afternoon as part of the Open Book Literary Festival in Cape Town.

Independent Publishers: How do they survive?

Janet van Eeden 2011-09-20  Junkets Publisher started as a one-off. In 2005 I had written Rebel Angel, a novel based on the life of the poet John Keats. I didn’t offer it to any of the mainstream publishers because I believed that at that particular time they should be publishing South African material, not books about British poets.