2019 Programme

Date & Time Discussants Theme Venue
25 May 2019

13H00 – 15H00

 

Phehello Mofokeng

Author and Publisher

 

Facilitator:

 

Ms Lorraine Sithole

Book reviewer and founder of Book Worms Book Club

Book Reading and Discussion

 

Book title:

SANOMOTA: An Ode in One Album

 

Author:

Phehello  J Mofokeng

The wRite associates 74 Mimosa Road, Randpark Ridge
20th April 2019

13H00 – 15H00

Ms Victorine Mbong Shu – Author of 4 books, Motivational Speaker and Business woman

and

 

Ms Stacy Fru – Award winning Author of 3 books

 

Facilitator:

 

Ms Sindiswa Seakhoa – Accounts Executive Director – wRite associates and Convener of the Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club

“Parents’ involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement”

 

And Book Reading:

 

STOP COMPLAINING: BRING BACK INVOLVED PARENTING

 

and

 

SMELLY CATS ON VACATION

 

A celebration of World Book Day, a UNESCO-declared occasion taking place all over the world to recognize the magical power of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures, where international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry: publishers, booksellers, libraries and the community at large gather to engage on matters of literature every year on 23rd  April.

 

 

The wRite associates 74 Mimosa Road, Randpark Ridge
16th March 2019

13H00 – 15H00

Mr Mubanga Lumpa  – Zambian librarian and columnist

 

And

 

Prof Vuyisile Msila –

Academic and author

 

Facilitator:

 

Ms Malebo Sephodi – Award winning Author

Theme:

Literacy in Indigenous Languages as the Foundation of Community, Economic, Social and Political Advancement”

The discussion is in line with the United Nations Education and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) declaration of 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019).

 

 The wRite associates 74 Mimosa Road, Randpark Ridge

 

 

Invitation

THE MIRIAM TLALI READING & BOOK CLUB

Invites you to a book discussion with the author,

Mandla Langa

Book title:

the texture

 Facilitator:

Duma Ndlovu

Date:

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Time:

14H00 – 16H30

Venue:

Museum Africa, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 121 Bree Street, Newtown

About the book:

The Texture of Shadows is set at the turn of the decade 1989-90, a highpoint of hope in South Africa’s political history. The nation is abuzz with rumours of Nelson Mandela’s imminent release, the dismantling of guerrilla camps by the African National Congress and the possibility of a realistic peace process. The central plot concerns the return of a band of exiled Umkhonto we Sizwe soldiers to South Africa in 1989. Their expectation after years of training and fighting in Angola is to find a changed and improved society, one which they were instrumental in bringing about. They have been ordered to carry and deliver a sealed trunk to an unspecified destination in South Africa and it soon becomes evident that this trunk makes them a target. A number of different parties set out to separate the men from the trunk and its mysterious contents. The novel recognises the hopefulness of the time, but focuses on the violence. Langa’s characters are hardened guerrilla fighters, corrupt police officers, ex-political prisoners and the victims of abuse by a system of taboos, bannings and beatings. There are cracks in this steel-edged world that love, beauty, poetry and dance are allowed

Authors’ profile:

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Mandla Langa was born in Stanger in Northern KwaZulu-Natal in 1950. He grew up in KwaMashu, a township on the outskirts of Durban. He is one of nine children. Among his siblings are honourable Judge Pius Langa and South Africa’s ambassador to Russia, Bheki Langa.

Langa attended Gardner Memorial School and Sibonelo High School in Durban. After completing high school, he enrolled at Fort Hare University. He was actively involved in the South African Students’ Organisation, and his studies were disrupted by political strikes at the time. He returned to Durban and worked as teacher at Nhlakanipho School.

In 1976, Langa was arrested on a charge of trying to leave the country without a permit. He subsequently spent 101 days in jail. While they may have arrested Langa, his mind was free and he sharpened his pen to expose the evils of the system. He began to take his writing seriously, knowing that it served a very important role. Soon after his sentencing, he escaped to Botswana where he went into exile. In those days, at the height of apartheid, exile offered an alternative avenue to continue challenging the apartheid order through other means, by among other things, mobilising the international community.

Publication: September 2014
ISBN: 9781770103863
e-ISBN: 9781770103870
Price: R240.00
ePrice: R192.00
Category: Fiction
Format: TPB (234 x 153 mm)
Extent: 384 pp
Rights: World

For enquiries:

The wRite associates, 011 791 3585 or info@writeassociates.co.za