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Become a Matron or Patron of the Arts

Have you ever fancied yourself as a latter day Medici? Did you know that you could easily become a Matron or Patron of the Arts in South Africa? Modjaji Books is offering you this opportunity.

Modjaji Books is a small independent press that publishes Southern African women writers. You can support Modjaji’s ground-breaking work by choosing one of the options below. Each option gives you wonderful discounts and provides support for Modjaji’s ambitious publishing programme. This offer is valid till the end of March 2009.

SUBSCRIBER OPTION – R300 – choose four books and you will get copies as soon as they become available

FRIEND – R500 – choose six books and you will get signed copies as soon as they become available

MODJAJI MATRON/PATRON – R1000 – choose 11 books from the list and you will get signed copies as soon as they become available

Here are the books you can choose from:

In 2007/08 Modjaji published:
Fourth Child by Megan Hall for which Hall then won the Ingrid Jonker prize
Life in Translation by Azila Reisenberger
Whiplash by Tracey Farren – for which Farren has received a White Ribbon Award given by the Women Demand Dignity Advocacy group

In 2009, we are publishing the following books:

Invisible Earthquake by Malika Ndlovu (due out mid March 2009)
Hester se Brood by Hester van der Walt – a book (in Afrikaans) about how to make bread and a memoir of becoming a baker in McGregor and building a special bread oven
Collection of BED stories by Southern African women
Befallen a novel by Makhosazana Xaba
• Four collections of poems by the following poets, Fiona Zerbst, Sindiwe Magona, Helen Moffett, Joan Metelerkamp
• Four collections of short stories by Meg Vandermerwe, Lauri Kubuitsile, Wame Molefe and Arja Salafranca

Email modjaji.books@gmail.com for the subscription form and banking details and before you know it you will have a new way to think about yourself.

This works out to an average of a 25% discount off the price in the stores. The books usually sell for between R100 and R150 in the stores.

You will also receive invitations to Modjaji Books launches, functions and readings. 2009 promises many fabulous events.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    March 4th, 2009 @11:35 #
     
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    Hey, brilliant concept here, people...

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    March 4th, 2009 @12:23 #
     
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    The Bread book will be more like R190, lots of illustrations, more complex layout. So you will be getting it very cheap if you become a subscriber or patron or matron or what what..

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    March 4th, 2009 @16:19 #
     
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    Seconding Helen's bump!

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  • <a href="http://alexsmith.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    March 4th, 2009 @18:51 #
     
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    Any chance of extending the offer? It's an excellent idea, and I want to sign up, but honestly, this month, just begun and I'm already broke, next month might be better:) I hope, and then I'll subscribe, if I strike it rich I'll be a double matron.

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    March 4th, 2009 @21:15 #
     
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    OK, sure Alex, you drive a good bargain, will extend this offer till the end of April.

    Thanks too to those who have emailed me with your offers to become Matrons, and so on and so forth. I am quite overcome. It's a different kind of thing to "hand=sell" books.

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  • <a href="http://alexsmith.book.co.za/" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    March 4th, 2009 @21:22 #
     
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    Grand, Colleen, April it is, and meanwhile I'll work on striking it rich.

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  • <a href="http://sarahlotz.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sarah Lotz</a>
    Sarah Lotz
    March 6th, 2009 @08:44 #
     
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    Have just signed up for this, couldn't resist. Such a cool idea, and it's going to be like Christmas getting these lovely books delivered during the year. The subscription would make an awesome gift for someone as well (although I bought it for myself, because I'm selfishly and rabidly book-greedy). Thanks, Colleen.

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  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    March 6th, 2009 @09:07 #
     
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    Me too. Such a brilliant concept.

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    March 6th, 2009 @09:36 #
     
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    Thank you so much to all of you who have taken up this offer, it's working really well.

    Even Matt Damon has taken up the offer. LOL

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