Established as a title in 1896, Ons Klyntji has risen, died, been reborn, died off again and finally been reinvented somewhere in the murky 1990s to become what it is today: a 144 page, pocket-sized annual of the doen en late of South Africans at home and abroad. Afrikaans and English sit side by side (plus bits and bobs of other languages) to create a kind of restless vernacular in poem-form, short story-shape, photographs, cartoons, funny things, rude things, sad things and just plain truths too.
The 2017/18 edition is subtitled Ons Klyntji Internasionaal because it happens to feature so many stories and contributions from places elsewhere in the world.
Come celebrate the Cape Town launch with us at The Book Lounge on Thursday 7 December at 6 pm sharp.
Readings by Annie Klopper, Engela Duvenage, Toast Coetzer, Hanru Niemand, Vusumuzi Mpofu, Erns Grundling, Chris Wait, Sjaka Septembir, Matthew Freemantle, Donné-Louise Grobler, Louis Duvenage, Leila Ruth, Fourie Botha and Alice Inggs.
Zines will be on sale. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh yes, there will be free wine!
Ons Klyntji is sponsored by Oppikoppi music festival and Woordfees.