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Random House Struik Programme at the 2009 Cape Town Book Fair

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Please join us for these exciting RHS events at the 2009 Cape Town Book Fair.


Ways of Staying: A country that will not be forsaken
F6 – DALRO Forum

Ways of StayingA Fork in the RoadOf Tricksters, Tyrants and Turncoats
A discussion with Kevin Bloom, André Brink & Max du Preez chaired by Prof Leon de Kock. (In collaboration with Pan Macmillan)


Black Jerusalem
Room 1.62

Black Jerusalem
A slide presentation and talk by author and marketing mogul Happy Ntshingila about the famous and infamous HerdBuoys advertising campaigns of South Africa’s first (and still, only) black-owned advertising agency.


Rm 1.63 – 1.64

André Brink, Ivan Vladislaviç and Henrietta Rose-Innes read from a collection including stories by Nadine Gordimer, Damon Galgut and Imraan Coovadia. The authors are donating all royalties to Treatment Action Campaign. With an introduction by Zackie Achmat.


Rm 1.42

Member of Parliament and keen reader Dene Smuts interviews Carel van der Merwe about his fourth novel and about intrigue and corruption at the highest levels of business, government and society. Carel’s No Man’s Land/Nasleep (also published by Umuzi) and now Shark/Geldwolf, place him among a rare group of authors who originate their novels simultaneously in Afrikaans and English.

High Low In-between
Room 1.41

High Low In-between
Imraan Coovadia talks about his new novel, which explores the fault lines in the denialist new South Africa through a troubled Indian family.


Writing History
Room 1.42

A Fork in the RoadOf Tricksters, Tyrants and Turncoats
Is fact really stranger than fiction. Fiction writer André Brink and journalist-turned-historian Max du Preez compare notes on different approaches to bringing the past to life.

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