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UKZN Press at the Cape Town Book Fair

The UKZN Press will once again be participating in the annual Cape Town Book Fair which is to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 30 July to 2 August.

In addition to our stand (K14), where we will display and sell our books, the UKZN Press will present a number of panel discussions based on recently published books as well as participate in a seminar series held jointly with other academic presses. (See both programmes below.)

We invite you to visit us at our stand (K14) and attend our programme offerings.


Venue: Seminar room 1.43-1.44

The Curse of Berlin - Cape Town Book Fair Launch Invite

The Curse of BerlinSaturday 31 July 14h00 – 14h45
The Curse of Berlin: Africa after the Cold War by Adekeye Adebajo
With Chris Landsberg (Wits, discussant) and Adam Habib (UJ, chair)
Please see the flyer for more information


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A Paradox of VictorySunday 1 August 14h00 – 14h45
A Paradox of Victory: The Changing Nature of Trade Unions in South Africa
With Sakhela Buhlungu (Prof of Sociology at UJ – discussant), Ari Sitas (UCT, discussant) and Andries Bezuidenhout (UP, chair)


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Re-imagining the Social in South AfricaSunday 1 August 15h00 – 15h45
Thinking beyond the Present: Social Theory and Worldly Practice
With reference to: Re-imagining the Social in South Africa: Critique and Post-Apartheid Knowledge edited by Heather Jacklin and Peter Vale

With Peter Vale (Rhodes, chair), Peter Beilharz (La Trobe University, Melbourne; Editor, Thesis Eleven), John Higgins (UCT), Premesh Lalu (UWC), and Suren Pillay (HSRC and UWC)

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UKZN Press, in conjunction with South Africa’s other academic presses, also invites you to South Africa in the World, a seminar taking place on Sunday, 1 August in room 1.63 – 1.64, from 10am – 1pm. Click the flyer for more information:

South Africa in the World - Cape Town Book Fair Invitation

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UKZN Press at the Cape Town Book Fair: Three Moments

UKZN Press hosted several events – and one very special new novelist – at the recent Cape Town Book Fair. Here are a few “moments” from our time at South Africa’s grandest book gathering.

There Was This GoatThere Was This Goat

At this forum, Glenn handed over copies of There Was This Goat: Investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile to Mrs Konile’s family. This was the first public forum they had attended where the book had been discussed. It was hugely emotional. Konile’s grand-daughter read out the poem she wrote and read at her grandmother’s funeral, and also spoke about what a wonderful woman her grandmother was. She added that the book was dealt with in such a sensitive way, yet she hoped that it would encourage people to dispel the assumptions we have about race among other things. Mrs. Konile’s daughter, meanwhile, spoke about her mother’s kindness, willingness to share what little she had as they were so poverty stricken. She spoke about her only brother who was killed, which meant that the family name could now no longer be continued.

Glenn Cowley and the Young Kondiles Antjie Krog, the Young Kondiles and Kopano Ratele


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UKZN Press Programme at the Cape Town Book Fair

Please join us at the Cape Town Book Fair for these stimulating events!


11:00 am
DALRO Auditorium
There Was This Goat
There Was This Goat
Authors Antjie Krog, Nosisi Mpolweni and Kopano Ratele in discussion with Duncan Brown about their journey together in probing and bringing to life, in There Was This Goat, the TRC testimony of a mother whose son was killed in the Guguletu Seven incident.


12:00 pm
Room 1.43-1.44
From Global Apartheid to Global Village
From Global Apartheid to Global Village
In conjunction with the Centre for Conflict Resolution. Hear the author of From Global Apartheid to Global Village, Adekeye Adebajo, speak about his new book.

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