Book Launch: Peter Hain’s ‘Mandela’

Book Launch: The Vuvuzela Revolution

Easy, Fast and Delicious!

Unfortunately this event has been CANCELLED. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Join Quivertree Publications and 6 Spin Street Restaurant in meeting Phillippa Cheifitz and launching her new book:

Easy, Fast and Delicious

In Easy, Fast and Delicious, popular food writer Phillippa Cheifitz presents a collection of easy and fast recipes that taste delicious. The winning formula is quality for a really good price and an easy-to-use format, beautifully put together. There’s no need to spend hours in the kitchen. Here are delicious ideas to inspire the cook, please the family and impress friends. Nothing should take you longer than 30 minutes in the kitchen. When time is short, make one main dish and choose a quick start or a fast finish for a fabulous meal that’s a cinch to put together.

Join us for an “Easy” and delicious tasting buffet of choices from the book, with Phillippa speaking about her inspiration and the flavours of the dishes on offer, all prepared with ease and a minimum of fuss. Look forward to an evening in the company of this celebrated South African cookery doyenne!

Date: Thursday 18th November

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

Venue: 6 Spin Street Restaurant, 6 Spin Street, facing Church Square, central Cape Town
(GPS co-ordinates -33.925437, 18.421170)

Cost: R120 per person for a selection of tastes from the book and a glass of wine

Book selling price: R145
Special launch event offer: Advance purchase of book and attendance R250

Capacity is limited, RSVP is preferred for catering purposes and preferential table
availability will be allocated to booked guests

RSVP, enquiries and bookings: reservations@6spinstreet.co.za or Robert Mulders on 021 461 0666

Book Launch: Light and After

Lobby Books and Deep South invite you to the Cape Town launch of:

Light and After by Kobus Moolman

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2010

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

RSVP: Andreas Spath at aspath@idasa.org.za or 021 467 7606


Deeper and richer than before, Kobus Moolman’s voice in the poem cycle Light and After gathers strength to climax in the third section Anatomy.  Sometimes terse and astringent, sometimes luxurious, the poems are always specific, rooted in the cycles of earth and body. This is a beautiful work, distinctively South African in its imagery and diction.

Joan Metelerkamp

Moolman’s strengths as one of the leading voices in South African poetry come through when he’s most vulnerable – when he battles the varied manifestations of ordinary life.

Mxolisi Nyezwa, reviewing Separating the Seas

Anatomy is searing, honest and brave. It opens to the reader in progressively intimate revelations that enable one to experience the narrator’s visceral reality.

Liesl Jobson, judge’s report, DALRO Prize awarded to Moolman’s Anatomy for best poem in New Coin 2008

Parking options:

Street parking in the area is safe.

Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).

Book Launch: Zuma’s Bastard

Brace yourself!

Two Dogs Publishers invite you to the launch of:

Zuma’s Bastard: Encounters with a desktop terrorist by Azad Essa

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2010

Time: 5.30pm

Venue: Lobby Books, 6 Spin Street, Cape Town

RSVP: Andreas Spath at aspath@idasa.org.za or 021 467 7606

Satirical, informative, irreverent, Zuma’s Bastard looks race and religion in the eye, drags Julius Malema to a shrink, sheds new light on old stereotypes, scrapes the dirt off the facade of the Middle Eastern conflict, all the while warming you with hope for a better lived future.

A collection of writing inspired by Azad Essa’s award-winning Accidental Academic blog on Thought Leader, it is ultimately a mind map of a generation of South Africans who want, finally, to fight for their freedom.

“I’d be very surprised if the authorities allowed you to board a plane with this very dangerous book” – Dylan Muhlenberg (GQ Magazine)

“At once tjatjarag and lyrical, the digitally compressed and accelerated voice of a South Africa that no media tribunal could ever silence” – Nic Dawes (Mail & Guardian)

Book Fan page : www.facebook.com/zumasbastard
Author website : www.azadessa.com

Parking options:

Street parking in the area is safe.

Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).

Book Launch: New South Africa Review 1


Book Launch: Personal Growth, African Style

Penguin Books & Porcupine Ridge Wines take pleasure in inviting you to the launch of:

Personal Growth, African Style by Barbara Nussbaum, Sudhanshu Palsule, Velaphi Mkize

Speakers: Lechesa Tsenoli (MP) & Barbara Nussbaum

Date: Thursday 7 October 2010

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

RSVP: Andreas Spath at aspath@idasa.org.za or 021 467 7606

Against a backdrop of global change of every kind, from climate to demography, from national security to international terrorism, it is becoming increasingly evident that we live in a deeply interconnected world. However, our approach to leaders continues to be stuck in an individual-centred mindset that perceives the world from a disconnected and fragmentary perspective. And so it is critical that we make the shift to a new kind of global leadership. Such a leadership would be born out of a deep sense of interconnectedness. Never before has it become more urgent for us to choose leaders and to become leaders who possess greater awareness and humanity. In this context, Africa has a vital role to play. Africa’s gift to global leadership lies in its roots in communally expressed humanity inspired by the collective wisdom and actions of all human beings. It takes the human being as the starting point, emphasizing the dignity and worth of all, and relying on the philosophical constructs of uBuntu and iSintu. These ideas call for all of us to be the kind of leaders who know that we are who we are because of other people.

Personal Growth, African Style takes an approach to leadership which offers a path to personal development, dealing with leadership as a process of self-discovery and a journey to the centre of oneself and one’s origins. It inspires leadership through the individual’s reclaiming his or her wholeness as a human being, as an African, as a global citizen. It seeks to regenerate and ignite the less tangible aspects of leadership: those linked to higher purpose and self-awareness and to the good of a broader community.

While focusing on personal growth, this approach not only calls upon you, the individual, to expand the level and depth of your self-awareness, but to honour and enrich the potential of those whose lives you touch. The book contains a variety of readings and tools as well as written exercises to help you to grow personally and to encourage you to begin to see yourself as a person who expresses the values, knowledge and behaviour which consciously embody uBuntu. It seeks to reclaim the possibility of a more human style of leadership. Not only for Africa, but for the world.

Parking options:

Street parking in the area is safe.

Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).