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2016 Kingsmead Book Fair Programme: Shape Your Mind (Saturday, 21 May)

 
The fifth annual Kingsmead Book Fair will take place on Saturday, 21 May at Kingsmead College in Johannesburg.

Sessions run from 9 AM and the fair will be open until 8 PM.

Tickets are available through Webtickets.

Check out the programme!

Lange Hall
10 AM – 10:45 AM

SA’s Economic Revolution – The Next Frontier

KasiNomicsSouth Africa in BRICS

FNB Chief Economist Sizwe Nxedlana, GG Alcock (KasiNomics) and William Gumede (South Africa in BRICS: Salvation or Ruination) discuss the way forward with Peter Bruce, Editor-in-Chief of BDFM Publishers.
 
 
 
 
 
Joel Hall
10 AM – 10:45 AM

Bearing Witness

Valleys of SilenceOver a Thousand Hills, I Walk with You

Journalist Hamilton Wende recounts his experiences of the Rwandan genocide with regards to the school setwork novel, Over a Thousand Hills I Walk with You, by Hanna Jansen.
 
 
 
 
 
Gym
10 AM – 10:45 AM

I’ve Got Chills, They’re Multiplying

IcarusBlack Widow SocietyNow Following YouRecipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery

Deon Meyer (Icarus), Angela Makholwa (Black Widow Society), Fiona Snyckers (Now Following You) share the secrets of creating unnerving atmosphere in their novels. Chaired by fellow thriller writer Sally Andrew (Recipes for Love and Murder).
 
 

Music Centre
10 AM – 10:45 AM

Lawnmowers, Tigers And Helicopters

Bully-proofAre parents pressuring their children too much in this competitive world?

Kingsmead College Headmistress Lisa Kaplan talks to Gail Dore (Bully-proof: A Practical Guide for Parents, Teachers and South African Schools) and Michaelhouse School Counsellor Tim Jarvis, about achieving an engaged, supportive balance.
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Centre
10 AM – 10:45 AM

Our Universe: Accident of Design?

nullA visually astounding presentation by astronomer and motivational speaker Professor David Block that probes the complexity of the universe and the evidence for design.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Culinary Corner
10 AM – 10:45 AM

Josh Thirion (Cook with Josh)

Bake with JoshYou are never too young to be a masterchef! Meet Josh, youngest published author and award-winning writer as he talks about his passion for food, the journeys he has taken and the things that inspire him.
 
 
 
 
 
Chapel
10 AM – 10:45 AM

The Marvel of Miracles

I'm Sick Now WhatQualified doctor and church pastor Andrew Butterworth (I’m Sick, Now What?) has seen Christian healing from many angles: from guiding the surgeon’s knife to miraculous healing that cannot be explained by science. Ruth Ward, a qualified doctor with a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies and a practising counsellor, has helped many people through their physical and emotional struggles with ill-health. Join journalist, blogger and broadcaster Bruce Dennill as he learns their insights into the marvels of science and miracles.
 
10 AM – 10:45 AM

The Artist’s Studio – Conversations With Artists (free sessions)

Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art founder Pierre Lombart in conversation with Sara Halat of the Bag Factory and five artists from southern Africa.

Kagiso Patrick Mautloa has exhibited internationally in Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, UK and the US. He was born in Ventersdorp in 1952, studied at the Jubilee and Mofolo Art Centres. He was involved in the formation of the Thupelo Workshops. He is currently based at The Bag Factory.

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Lange Hall
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

#UNIVERSITIESMIGHTFALL

Leading for ChangeSouth Africa's Suspended RevolutionVice-chancellors Professor Jonathan Jansen (UFS) (Leading for Change: Race, Intimacy and Leadership on Divided University Campuses), Professor Adam Habib (Wits) (South Africa’s Suspended Revolution: Hopes and Prospects) and Professor Lourens van Staden (Tshwane University of Technology) assess the underlying causes of university unrest and the necessary solutions. Chaired by journalist Nikiwe Bikitsha.

 
 
Joel Hall
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

From Script to Screen

Happiness is a Four-Letter WordFinding JackNozizwe Cynthia Jele (Happiness is a Four-Letter Word), Piers Cruickshanks (Beyond the River) and Gareth Crocker (Finding Jack) discuss the alchemy of filmmaking with director Craig Freimond (Gums and Noses, Jozi and Material).
 
 
 
 
 
Gym
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Unearthing The New Africa

Continental ShiftAfrica is Open for BusinessAce journalists Richard Poplak and Kevin Bloom have spent the last nine years traversing Africa, observing the metamorphosis of cities, communities and economies. The result is a fascinating book, Continental Shift. Author Victor Kgomoeswana (Africa Is Open For Business) compares notes.
 
 
 
 
 
Music Centre
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

The Consolations Of Poetry

The FetchIt is said that to be a poet is a condition, not a profession. Word weavers Finuala Dowling (The Fetch) Lebohang “Nova” Masango and Ruth Everson talk about the place of poetry in our frenetic lives, and share some of their favourite works. With the Sunday Times‘s Michele Magwood.
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Centre
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Titillating Tales

Black Widow SocietyDutch CourageAngela Makholwa (Black Widow Society) and Paige Nick (Dutch Courage) chat to Jenny Crwys-Williams about their salacious stories.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Culinary Corner
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

BittenSmittenHomeSarah Graham (Smitten, Bitten, Home Food from My Kitchen)

Blogger-turned-author of three cookbooks and recent star of Sarah Graham’s Food Safari, set in Zimbabawe, Zambia and South Africa, shares one of her delicious recipes.
 
 

Chapel
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Lessons from The Pavement Bookworm

The Pavement BookwormPhilani Dladla captured the country’s imagination last year. He has used his love for books to overcome drug addiction and change his lot in life. Now he’s channelling the interest into support for his literacy project and Book Readers’ Club for underprivileged children in Johannesburg. He tells his story to Neilwe Mashigo.
 
 
 
 
 
Chapel
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

The Artist’s Studio – Conversations with Artists (free sessions)

Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art founder Pierre Lombart in conversation with Sara Halat of the Bag Factory and five artists from southern Africa.

Minnette Vári was born in 1968 in Pretoria. In her videos and drawings she frequently depicts her own body enduring a disfiguring metamorphosis – she merges with and emerges from nature as well as from the concrete architecture of modern cities. She has exhibited internationally.

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Chapel
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The Artist’s Studio – Conversations with Artists (free sessions)

Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art founder Pierre Lombart in conversation with Sara Halat of the Bag Factory.

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Lange Hall
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Just Add Water

Whispers from the DepthsChoosing To LiveOperation Hydrate’s Yusuf Abramjee explores the notion of water security with Mike Wickins (Whispers from the Depths, The Kariba Story), Hydropolitics expert Professor Tony Turton and environmentalist and author Davey du Plessis (Choosing to Live).
 
 
 
 
 
Joel Hall
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

The State of Play

Deliberate ConcealmentSouth Africa's Greatest BatsmenEWN sports anchor and SuperSport presenter Derek Alberts investigates the current status of SA cricket with former president of Cricket South Africa Mtutuzeli Nyoka (Deliberate Concealment: An Insider’s Account of Cricket South Africa and the IPL Bonus Saga), experts Ali Bacher and David Williams (South Africa’s Greatest Batsmen) and Gauteng cricket team coach Geoffrey Toyana.
 
 

Music Centre
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Thank You for the Music

Sugar ManI'm Not Your Weekend SpecialCraig Bartholomew Strydom (Searching for Sugar Man) and Bongani Madondo (I’m Not Your Weekend Special) riff on the lives and legacies of Rodrigues and Brenda Fassie with 702’s The Music Guru Sean Brokensha.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Centre
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

The Usefulness of Accounting and Architecture in the Life of a Novelist

Sweet MedicineThe Woman Next DoorAccounting graduate Panashe Chigumadzi (Sweet Medicine) talks to prize-winning author and architect Yewande Omotoso (The Woman Next Door) about writing as a second career.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Culinary Corner
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM (First session)

Siba Mtongana (Siba’s Table)

Food enthusiast Siba Mtongana is a multi-award winning food writer, TV chef and judge with a deep love for her people and continent of Africa. Siba’s Table is screened in over 128 countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. Siba is an ambassador for Foodbank South Africa, an organisation that helps fight hunger or malnutrition in the country. Come and savour her food!
 

Chapel
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

“We Must Share Love and Forgiveness”

558 DaysYolande Korkie talks to journalist Bruce Dennill about her memoir 558 Days, which recounts her kidnapping and captivity by al-Qaeda in Yemen and the murder of her husband Pierre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chapel
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

The Artist’s Studio – Conversations with Artists (free sessions)

Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art founder Pierre Lombart in conversation with Sara Halat of the Bag Factory and five artists from southern Africa.

Nelson Makamo was born in Modimolle in 1982. He has exhibited in France, Italy, the US, the Netherlands and the UK. His work forms part of the collection of Georgio Armani and Annie Lennox.

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Lange Hall
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Buy the Beloved Country

We Have Now Begun Our DescentLet's Talk FranklyWhat is “state capture” and what does it mean for the nation? Political analyst Justice Malala (We Have Now Begun our Descent: How to Stop South Africa Losing Its Way) and JJ Tabane (Let’s Talk Frankly: Letters to Influential South Africans about the State of our Nation) discuss how to claw back democracy from kleptocracy with City Press Editor-in-Chief Ferial Haffajee.
 
 

Joel Hall
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Echoes of Amandla

Umkhonto we SizweThe Black SashChants of FreedomDr Thula Simpson (Umkhonto we Sizwe: The ANC’s Armed Struggle), Mary Burton (The Black Sash: Women for Justice and Peace) and Mathews Phosa (Chants of Freedom) remind us of the heroism at the heart of our fight for freedom. With former newspaper editor Richard Steyn.
 
 
 

Gym
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Love Can Make You Beautiful

The MarkBeastkeeperScarredPowers of the KnifeYoung Adult novelists Edyth Bulbring (The Mark, Snitch) Cat Hellisen (Beastkeeper) and Joanne Macgregor (Scarred) discuss the themes of bullying and bloodlines, beauties and beasts and the transformative power of first love. Chaired by fellow youth writer Bontle Senne.
 
 
 

Music Centre
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

“Ultimately, Literature is Nothing but Carpentry”

101 DetectivesThe Magistrate of GowerAward-winning authors Ivan Vladislavić (101 Detectives) and Claire Robertson (The Magistrate of Gower) discuss Gabriel García Márquez’s view that “Writing something is almost as hard as making a table. Very little magic and a lot of hard work.” The Sunday Times‘s Michele Magwood talks to them about materials and method.

 
 
 
Learning Centre
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

A Touch of Madness (John Maytham, compiled by Finuala Dowling)

Many of the world’s greatest books, from Hamlet to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, are memorable for their dramatic, funny, poignant and frightening evocations of madness. John Maytham presents an hour of extraordinary extracts from writers such as Woolf, Jung, Winterson, Albee, Poe, Brontë and O’Neill, whose intimate understanding of what it is like to live within a disordered mind makes their work so compelling.

Culinary Corner
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM (Second session)

Siba Mtongana’s second session (Siba’s Table)
 

Chapel
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Hoping Against Hope

The Struggle ContinuesVeteran Zimbabwean politician and human rights lawyer David Coltart discusses his seminal book The Struggle Continues: 50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe and reflects on the Christian faith that sustains him. Lawyer Sipho Malunga poses the questions.
 
 
 
 
 
Chapel
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art founder Pierre Lombart in conversation with Sara Halat of the Bag Factory and five artists from southern Africa.

Usha Seejarim describes her biggest honour as the opportunity to create the official portrait for Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu in December 2013. Her work explores notions of identity and context with a fascination for the mundane and the ordinary, often using domestic and found materials in her artmaking.

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Lange Hall
3 PM – 3:45 PM

Momzillas

Ms ConceptionGood Enough MotherOwn Your SpacePamela Power (Ms Conception), Sam Cowen (Good Enough Mother), Lori Milner (Own Your Own Space) and 702’s Azania Mosaka skewer the squads of competitive mothers in car parks and the workplace. With Aspasia Karras.
 
 
 
 
 
Joel Hall
3 PM – 3:45 PM

A Grand Man of Letters

Little SunsZakes Mda, one of South Africa’s most celebrated writers, in conversation with award-winning poet Mbali Vilakazi.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gym
3 PM – 3:45 PM

Bringing Up The Bodies

Cold Case ConfessionSouth Africa’s king of crime Deon Meyer interrogates 702 reporter Alex Eliseev about the strange story of Betty Ketani’s murder, chronicled in his book Cold Case Confession.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Centre
3 PM – 3:45 PM

The Sins Of The Fathers

RapeGlowfly DanceExit!Pumla Dineo Gqola (Rape: A South African Nightmare), Jade Gibson (Glowfly Dance), Grizelda Grootboom (Exit – A True Story) trace the legacy of violence and abuse and the steps of healing with 702’s Gugulethu Mhlungu.
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Centre
3 PM – 3:45 PM

Write What You Know

The Dream HousePiggy Boy's BluesChasing The Tails of My Father’s CattleJimfishAuthor and playwright Craig Higginson (The Dream House), author and musician Nakhane Toure (Piggy Boy’s Blues) and Sindiwe Magona (Chasing the Tails of My Father’s Cattle) talk to Christopher Hope (Jimfish) about how much they draw on their own experience in their writing.
 

 
Culinary Corner
3 PM – 3:45 PM

Seline and Leandri van der Wat (Two)

TWOMasterChef stars and sisters Seline and Leandri van der Wat and co-authors of an international-award winning cookbook, share their love of food.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chapel
3 PM – 4 PM

Ace Moloi (Holding my Breath) talks about his memoir, a conversation with his mother, who died when he was 13 years old. Ace discusses child-headed homes, the volatile issue of service delivery in South Africa, why University “fees must fall” and the story of broken families. He tells his story to Neilwe Mashigo.

 
Chapel

3 PM – 3:45 PM

Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art founder Pierre Lombart in conversation with Sara Halat of the Bag Factory and five artists from southern Africa.

Pauline Gutter received the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans Award. Currently Gutter’s layered oil painting, drawing, video art and installation focus on identity and gender in terms of media and cultural migration.

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Lange Hall
4:15 PM – 5 PM

An Open Line to 702

Your turn to challenge, question or quibble with the presenters who fill your airwaves.

Joel Hall
4:15 PM – 5 PM

So You Want to Make a Movie?

Happiness is a Four-Letter WordIn these digital days virtually anyone can make a film. Producers Robbie Thorpe (Jozi, Material) and Bongiwe Selane (Happiness is a Four-Letter Word) talk you through the process.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gym
4:15 PM – 5 PM

Survival Code

Choosing To LiveAloneDavey du Plessis (Choosing to Live) and Brett Archibald (Alone) share their harrowing ordeals with life coach and presenter Christophe Bongozonga with what it took to keep them going.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Centre
4:15 PM – 5 PM

Putting it Out There

Now Following YouHomeTo Quote MyselfBloggers Lucy Sarah, Fiona Snyckers (Now Following You) and Sarah Graham (Home) talk to Khaya Dlanga (To Quote Myself: A Memoir) on the fun – and the pressures – of a public cyber life.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learning Centre
4:15 PM – 5 PM

Only the Lonely

Spill Simmer Falter WitherNotes From the Lost Property DepartmentIrish author Sara Baume (Spill Simmer Falter Wither) and Bridget Pitt (Notes From the Lost Property Department) explore the themes of isolation and mental illness in their moving novels. With John Maytham.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Culinary Corner
4:15 PM – 5 PM

MasterChef star Siphokazi Mdlankomo (My Little Black Recipe Book)

My Little Black Recipe BookSiphokazi Mdlankomo, described in the media as an inspiration for the country’s legion of underappreciated cooks, cleaners, housekeepers and nannies demonstrates her culinary prowess.
 
 
 
 
 
Chapel
4:15 PM – 5 PM

Runner’s High

I Ran For My LifeWhen the drugs and the drink got too much, Kwaito star Kabelo Mabalane took to the road. Running, that is. He charts his remarkable recovery in the book I Ran For My Life, co-written by Nechama Brodie.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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