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This Week at the Book Lounge: Pride Book Fair and Launch of Umzala

Miss Kwa Kwa II, The Dark Side of the BraaiTo Have and to HoldPorcupineClouds MoveUmzala

Alert! The Book Lounge has put two big events on its plate for the coming week.

The first is the Pride Book Fair this Sunday, which will feature the likes of Stephen Simm and Commonwealth-shortlisted Jane Bennett, among several others; and the second is the launch of a new book in the Openly Positive series, Umzala by Elaine Maane. More details:

Event Details – Pride Book Fair

An event for those who love the written and spoken word. This year some of our featured authors speaking at this event will include Stephen Simm (Miss Kwa Kwa), Melanie Judge (To Have and to Hold: The Making of Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa), Derrick Fine (Clouds Move, part of the Openly Positive), Jane Bennett (Porcupine), Christina Engela (sci-fi comedy stories) and Tamo von Arnim (Amor Universal). More information at CapeTownGay @ Blogspot.

  • Date: Sunday, 22 February 2009
  • Time: 1:30 PM for 2:00 PM
  • Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street
    (cnr Buitenkant)
    Cape Town | Map
  • Participants: Stephen Simm, Melanie Judge, Derrick Judge, Jane Bennett, Christina Engela, Tamo von Arnim
  • RSVP:, 021 462 2425

Event Details – Launch of Umzala: A woman’s story of living with HIV

This book is the second installment in the Openly Positive series, and tells the remarkable story of a remarkable woman, Elaine Maane – a single mother, community activist and educator who just happens to be living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Date: Wednesday, 25 February 2009
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street
    (cnr Buitenkant)
    Cape Town | Map
  • RSVP:, 021 462 2425

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