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Modjaji Books at Cape Town Book Fair 2010

Come and visit Modjaji Books at Stand J6 at this year’s CTBF. We have published 9 new titles since last year’s Book Fair, all of which will be on sale at a special Cape Town Book Fair discount of between 10 and 25% off the recommended retail price.

New authors include Meg Vandermerwe, Arja Salafranca, Jane Katjavivi, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, Beverly Rycroft, Hester van der Walt, Melissa Butler. New titles include The Bed Book of Short Stories, Undisciplined Heart, The Thin Line, This Place I Call Home, Hester se Brood, The Small Publishers’ Catalogue, The Everyday Wife, Missing and removing.

Modjaji Books has organised 4 events at the Book Fair this year. A first for us and for the Cape Town Book Fair is the Pick n Pay demo kitchen space; Hester van der Walt will be demonstrating the making of French Baguettes. Hester’s slot is on Monday 2nd August at 12h00. Her book Hester se Brood will be on sale at this event and at Stand J6.

Three more events

Saturday 31 July, 12 to 12.45 at the Poetry Cafe: A panel on women’s fiction: Tracey Farren will be in conversation with Fiona Snyckers, Cynthia Jele, Rosie Kendal looking at chick lit and women’s fiction, are they the same or different? Who are these authors writing for?

Sunday 1 August, 1.00 to 1.45 at the Poetry Cafe: Panel on autobiography and memoir: Jane Katjavivi, author of Undisciplined Heart (from Namibia) and Sindiwe Magona will be in discussion with me (Colleen Higgs) about what it is like to write about your life and to see your own story go out into the world and be read by strangers, friends and family.

Monday 2 August, 12.00 to 12.45 at the Poetry Cafe: Panel on short stories chaired by Ben Williams of BookSA, who will be in conversation with Arja Salafranca, Sarah Lotz, Meg Vandermerwe, Louis Greenberg and Henrietta Rose-Innes. They will look at short stories in South Africa today…


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