The Distance by Ivan Vladislavic – 2 April 2019

the distance coverWe launch The Distance by Ivan Vladislavic, published by Umuzi.
Ivan will be in conversation with author Mark Gevisser.

DETAILS: Kalk Bay Books, Tuesday 2 April at 6 for 6.30 pm
PLEASE RSVP: Call us on 0217882266 or email

In the spring of 1970, a Pretoria schoolboy falls in love with Muhammad Ali. He begins to collect cuttings about his hero from the newspapers, an obsession that grows into a ragged archive of scrapbooks. Forty years later, when Joe has become a writer, these scrapbooks both insist on and obscure a book about his boyhood. He turns to his brother for help with recovering their shared past. But can a story ever belong equally to two people?

Wine for the evening is generously supplied by Leopard’s Leap.