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Founded in 2010, the Knysna Literary Festival celebrates the written word by connecting the community with some of South Africa's most celebrated authors.
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Former Minister and apartheid activist Ronnie Kasrils takes the audience on a ride through his childhood and what made him give up privilege to take up arms, join the liberation struggle and spend 27 years in exile fighting the apartheid government.
South Africa faces complex challenges like slow economic growth, inequality, unemployment, corruption, racism, crime and unrest. Adriaan Basson (Blessed by Bosasa) chats to Qaanitah Hunter (Balance of Power) and Pieter du Toit (Stellenbosch Mafia) about the current political and socio-economic climate and how South Africa can rise above these challenges to become the rainbow nation once again.
Many people want to write, but many never end up writing because the thought is too daunting. Jeremy Boraine (Jonathan Ball publishing director) chats to Stanley Trollip and Michael Sears about wanting to write fiction. The discussion will lead you through all the stages, including developing the arc of the story, the plot, the characters, how to keep readers engaged, improving the quality of your writing, and finally a section on how to get published.
This book is filled with the specifics of sexual anatomy and health as well as advice and facts about pleasure, sexual rights and consent. Dr T, demystifies sex and sexuality in a way that is entertaining and enlightening aimed not only at young adults but also at parents, teachers and all of us who need a better understanding of sex in the 21st century.
Mandy Weiner (Ministry of Crime) chats to Pieter du Toit (Stellenbosch Mafia) about Stellenbosch, and closely examines its `club` of billionaires. This is the birthplace of apartheid leaders, intellectuals, newspaper empires and more. Who really are these super wealthy individuals, and what influence do they exert on South African society? Dinner and wine paring included.
South Africans are jittery investors, and readily chop and change their portfolios in response to market volatility. In this discussion with Anthea Gardner and Chris Holdsworth, we’ll consider practical advice for growing your money in rough seas and look ahead to see whether we`re headed for calmer waters or a rocky shore.
Nechama is a veteran journalist and best selling author of six books. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the Sunday Times and Mail & Guardian in a career spanning more than twenty years in media. Three Bodies is her second novel.
Meet the alter ego of talented comedian and satirist Lesego Tlhabi, Coconut Kelz. Kelz is a young white woman trapped in a black woman`s body. She lives in Sandton, never tries to leave and is a staunch member of the DA with a mild case of apartheid nostalgia. This is a tongue-in-cheek look at the state of politics in our country.
Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience onboard the recently refurbished Paddle Cruiser. We`ll dock for some lagoon side dining at Featherbed Nature Reserve where you`ll enjoy great food and wine, whilst chatting to well-known South African authors. Kgotsi Chikane (Breaking a rainbow, building a nation), Kim van Kets (Tri The Beloved Country), Liam Del Carme (Winging It). Dinner and wine pairing included.
Mandy Weiner chats to acclaimed author Mandla Langa who using Nelson Mandela`s unfinished draft, documented the story of Mandela`s presidential years. His book tells the extraordinary story of the transition from decades of apartheid rule to achieving his cherished vision for a liberated South Africa.
Peter van Kets is one of the world`s top extreme endurance adventurers and inspirational speakers. Amongst other things he`s rowed unsupported across the Atlantic and trekked the South Pole. Peter`s story is one about the power of the human spirit and holds life lessons for us all.
île de païn chefs are excited to welcome you to chef`s playdate #3.0 Join us for a wholesome harvest luncheon to gather folk around a table and celebrate Karen Dudley`s third book “Set a Table”. Lunch and wine pairing included.