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Archive for the ‘Mozambique’ Category

Stunning Photos of Mozambique: Justin Fox Slideshow

Under the SwayFeast your eyes on the following slideshow – one of four that Umuzi has created to showcase recent titles.

This one features pictures from Justin Fox’s Under the Sway. We’ll let his imagery do the talking! (more…)

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Under Justin Fox’s “Sway” at the CTBF

Justin FoxThere’s no doubting Mr. Fox is “under the sway” of Moz.

He places himself somewhat in the tradition of British travel writers from an earlier generation, amateurs like Wilfred Thesiger – albeit Fox is more of a cynic. Despite this, nostalgia is a subtext of his, and it seems writing travel books, for which he also takes the pictures, helps him wriggle free from the constraints of travel journalism, as practiced in magazines like Get Away, where Fox works, and enter more meditative territory.


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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Book Fair Author: Justin Fox

Under the SwayJustin Fox, author of Umuzi title Under the Sway, will appear on Random House-Umuzi’s programme at the Cape Town Book Fair. We asked him thirteen questions about his writing life.

Tune into the Random House-Umuzi blog each day during the run up to the Book Fair on 16 June to see a different author’s answers to these questions!

1. What is the first book you remember reading?

Barbar, the Elephant.

2. What are you reading at the moment?

Sarah Nuttall’s Beautiful Ugly.


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Video: Justin Fox Introduces Under the Sway

Justin Fox Movie StillAfter a weekend of fiddling with various video-capturing and -editing software (what a labyrinth!), Umuzi is proud to bring you our first book launch video, starring Justin Fox, who spends 1 min and 13 secs introducing his new book Under the Sway to a large, lively crowd at the Waterfront Exclusive Books.


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Under the Sway Unfurled at the V&A

Justin and AnnariA splendid crowd turned out yesterday evening at the Waterfront’s Exclusive Books for the launch of Under the Sway, Justin Fox’s new work of photography and writing on Mozambique.

The artist Stephen Inggs introduced the book with a brief but considered speech that focussed on how refreshing it was, in an age of digital saturation, to hold in one’s hands a book dedicated to “slowing down, regaining consciousness, and rediscovering the act of seeing“.


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Writer, Photographer, Traveller: Justin Fox in Profile

Justin Fox A few words on Justin Fox, whose new book of photographs and writing on Mozambique, Under the Sway, will be launched tonight at the V&A Waterfront:

By trade a travel writer and photographer, Justin Fox focuses on Africa and the Indian Ocean area in his work. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds a doctorate in English literature from Oxford University, and has written articles on a range of topics, including literary criticism, history, yachting and architecture. Some of Fox’s short stories and poems have appeared in literary journals.


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Book Launch: Under the Sway by Justin Fox

Under the SwayUmuzi and Exclusive Books are pleased to announce the publication of Under the Sway by Justin Fox.

Bewitched by Mozambique’s dazzling beauty, its alluring architecture, multihued seascapes, rambunctious markets and harbours with antiquated sailing craft, travel writer Justin Fox set out to capture all of these in a full-colour photographic feast.


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