UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
If your New Year’s resolution in 1997 was to learn Xhosa but you still haven’t got round to it because you live in Kalk Bay and most of your time is taken up dodging sea urchins in a tidal pool, buying pastries at the Olympia or hiding from the tourists in Kalk Bay books, this is the show for you.
In Xhosa Lite, veteran UCT Xhosa lecturer and former Kalk Bay local Tessa Dowling, teams up with theatre supremo Jeremy Blackburn to teach you some basic Xhosa while you laugh. A highlight of the show will be the classic and hilarious piece, Muizenberg Bridge, penned by Tessa’s sister, the internationally recognized and award-winning poet and novelist, Finuala Dowling.
In a presentation finely balanced between the didactic and the comedic, you’ll come away with a few simple Xhosa phrases – not the usual ones! – that will help you moan about life in Cape Town, with more panache.
Tickets are R60.
DETAILS: Kalk Bay Books, Tuesday 18 June at 18:00 for 18:30
Booking is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL as seats are limited and this event will sell out fast. We are now fully booked, sorry!
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We launch Vuvuzela Dawn by Luke Alfred and Ian Hawkey, published by Pan Macmillan
‘A fresh spotlight on an exhilarating journey, and some much-needed reminders of how sport has enriched lives and opened minds in South Africa over the last 25 years.’ – Lucas Radebe
DETAILS: Kalk Bay Books, Tuesday 11 June at 18:00 for 18:30
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Next week, we launch The Blackridge House by Julia Martin, published by Jonathan Ball.
A quest is never what you expect it to be.
DETAILS: Kalk Bay Books, Tuesday 28 May at 18:00 for 18:30
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We are honoured to welcome Professor Anwar Mall as he talks about Marie Curie. Please join us in learning more about this indomitable and persevering spirit.
DETAILS: Tuesday 14 May at 18:00 for 18:30 at Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
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Next week: Nuruddin Farah talks about his new novel, North of Dawn, published by Penguin Random House.
DETAILS: Tuesday 7 May at 18:00 for 18:30, Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
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Helen Douglas returns to Kalk Bay Books to ask a question:
What do we think about when we think about democracy? Come and join a conversation of amateurs (non-professionals, from Latin amator – “lover”) about what we each actually, personally, think about when we think about democracy.
DETAILS: Tuesday 23 April at 6 for 6.30pm
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UPDATE 02/04: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
We launch The Last Elephants, compiled by Don Pinnock and Colin Bell, published by Struik Nature. Don Pinnock and Colin Bell will be in conversation with Dr Ian McCallum.
DETAILS: Tuesday 9 April at 6 for 6.30 pm
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