Book launch: Zimbabwe’s Exodus: Crisis, Migration and Survival

Jacana Media invites you to join the Jacana Jamboree at the launch of:

Zimbabwe’s Exodus: Crisis, Migration and Survival edited by Jonathan Crush and Daniel Tevera

The editors will speak at the launch and Jonathan Khumbulani Nkala will perform The Crossing, his one-man play about his journey on foot from a dusty Zimbabwean Village to Cape Town.

The ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe has led to an unprecedented exodus of over a million desperate people from all strata of Zimbabwean society. The Zimbabwean diaspora is now truly global in extent. Yet rather than turning their backs on Zimbabwe, most maintain very close links with the country, returning often and remitting billions of dollars each year. Zimbabwe’s Exodus is written by leading migration scholars, many from the Zimbabwean diaspora. The book explores the relationship between Zimbabwe’s economic and political crisis and migration as a survival strategy. It includes personal stories of ordinary Zimbabweans living and working in other countries, who describe the hostility and xenophobia they often experience.

This solo performance is … as thrilling as it is inspiring, as frightening as it is miraculous … and confronts South Africans with what it is like to live and survive in this country as a refugee.” – Marianne Thamm, Times Live, 10 April 2010.

Wine and snacks will be served.

Date: Wednesday 28 July

Time: 17h30 for 18h00

Venue: Lobby Books, 6 Spin Street, Cape Town

Speakers: Jonathan Crush and Daniel Tevera, with a performance by Jonathan Khumbulani Nkala

RSVP: 021 467 7606;; or book on

This is a Jacana Media, Book Lounge, Cape Times and Equal Education initiave.

Please bring high quality children’s and young adults’ books, in good condition, to donate to Equal Education’s book drive for school libraries. 10% of all Jacana Books sold at the event will also go to Equal Education for their library book drive.


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  1. […] missed Jonathan Nkala’s moving performance of his one-man play The Crossing at the launch of Zimbabwe’s Exodus: Crisis, Migration and Survival at Lobby Books last month, you now have another chance to see it. But hurry, because Jonathan and […]

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