Book launch lost and found in johannesburg by mark gevisser, wednesday, 12th march, 6. Jonathan ball publishers and kalk bay books invite you to the launch of one day in bethlehem by jonny steinberg. Lost and found in johannesburg maps the growth of its. He repeated the defamation at the wits university launch of his book where he said. If you dont know what it is, read wamuwi mbaos report of the launch of mark gevisser s new book here. Presenting this evocative image as a repository of multiple histories public, private, domestic, familial and generational she sets off on a series of meditations on photography that give us startling insights into how photographs work.
But far more than the riveting account of a breakin, this is a daring exploration of place and the boundaries upon which identities are mapped. Mark was born in johannesburg in 1964, and graduated from yale university in 1987 with a ba magna cum laude. Chosen by the guardian, the financial times and publishers weekly as a 2020 book to look forward to. Mark gevisser in his book the dream deferred contains gross inaccuracies about me first on page 738 where he writes. Jonny steinberg will be in conversation with mark gevisser about his latest book. Join mark gevisser in conversation with wilhelm verwoerd and professor pumla gobodomadikizela on conscience, courage, intergenerational trauma and transformation at mesh club in rosebank. Mark gevisser discusses lost and found in johannesburg. If peter godwins new book about zimbabwe is part family memoir and part bulletin from the barricades, then these two. Mark gevisser, author of lost and found in johannesburg. While nothing this year compared, for sheer size of audience, to mark gevisser s wits launch last year over attendees, this one came close, with hundreds packing the floor. Join ivan vladislavic, in conversation with mark gevisser, for the. University of kwazulunatal, south africa significant meetings israel. In his expansive new undertaking, south african journalist gevisser offers sharp insights into queer cultures throughout the world. Mark gevisser will host a discussion with derek hanekom, jonathan ancer and ferial haffajee on the meaning of enemy agent in sa history and politics.
Read this essay to get an idea of what the book s about. Gevisser started his career in new york, where he worked for village voice and the nation before returning to south africa in 1990. He played a game called dispatcher with this eccentric guide, transporting himself across the city into places that would otherwise be forbidden him. He covered the release of nelson mandela and the end of apartheid. Open book festival mark gevisser open book festival. Jonathan ball and exclusive books invite you to the launch of a profound psychopolitical study of the man who has, in effect, governed south africa since 1994. Cyril ramaphosa launched by makhanya, butler and ramaphosa. Journeys across the worlds queer frontiers gevisser, mark on. Mark gevisser discusses the image that sparked lost. Bridge books will be launching howard feldmans new book, followed by a book signing by the author. Mark gevisser is one of south africas leading journalists. Join ivan vladislavic, in conversation with mark gevisser.
Thabo mbeki and the future of the south african dream is published by palgrave macmillan in the usa and uk, and by jonathan ball publishers in south africa under the title, thabo mbeki. Vladislavic will be in conversation with awardwinning author and journalist mark gevisser. Canceled a globetrotting exploration of how the human rights frontier around sexual orientation and gender has come to divideand describe the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of the 21st century. It was the winner of the sunday times 2008 alan paton prize and was lauded by the times literary supplement as probably the finest piece of. A new book, the thabo mbeki i know, will help to understand him better. Thabo mbeki and the future of the south african dream, published by palgrave macmillan in the uk, and by jonathan ball in south africa under the title, thabo mbeki. Besides lost and found in johannesburg, he is also the author of the prizewinning thabo mbeki. Charlene smith would write in the washington post that rape was endemic in africa and had become a prime means of transmitting the disease, to young women, as well as children. Lost and found in johannesburg is the story of that journey. The launch last night of cyril ramaphosa, the biography by anthony butler, was held in a packed linder auditorium at wits universitys education campus mondli makhanya, editor of the sunday times, referred in his opening address to the poem by don materra, memory is my weapon, which was recited as an inspiration to comrades in their fight against apartheid and serves now as an. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. In this book, terry kurgan begins with a family snapshot made by her polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of the war.
Gevisser s personal life which is described with great condor, he at the same time conveys the troubled history of johannesburg. And several contributors warmly recall that mbeki often sang at parties and did so very well. The lecture will take place on monday 19 may at hiddingh hall. Mark gevisser is one of south africas leading authors and journalists. The womens gaol at constitution hill was a fitting site for the launch of lauren segal and paul holdens great lives, pivotal moments last night. He gives the source of this as smith, c, their deaths, his doubts, my fears. Bridge books, 95 commissioner st, johannesburg when. Sunday times editor mondli makhanya started things off on the right note, speaking about the sunday timessouth african history archive heritage project that informs the book, and that saw the erection of various monuments and memorials around south.
If peter godwins new book about zimbabwe is part family memoir and part bulletin from the barricades, then these two streams converge at a portent so ominous it. This book is an intimate memoir of a very good writer. Join mark gevisser in conversation with wilhelm verwoerd. The book won the sunday times 2008 alan paton prize and the nb books 2008 recht malan prize.
His next book dispatcher, about his personal relationship with his hometown johannesburg, will be published by farrar straus giroux and atlantic press in 20. In his expansive new undertaking, south african journalist gevisser offers sharp. If gevisser transcended boundaries by playing dispatcher as a boy, his own boundaries were brutally ruptured when he was attacked in a home invasion in january 2012, while completing this book. The book lounge, 71 roeland street, cape town when. Paris literary events june 2011 laurel zuckermans paris. Profiles in a changing south africa gevisser, mark on. Defiant desire, gay and lesbian lives in south africa, 1994 portraits of power. In this latest novel, the author explores life in modern day africa. Ivan vladislavic will be in conversation with mark gevisser.
Top launches of 2008 complete article sunday times. One of the financial times and guardian books to look forward to in 2020. Tagged cartography, damon galgut, flaneur, identity, johannesburg, mark gevisser, the book lounge 1 comment. Penguin random house and kalk bay books invite you to the launch of ivan vladislavics new novel the distance. Mark gevisser is the author of the prizewinning a legacy of liberation. Mar 24, 2014 if you dont know what it is, read wamuwi mbaos report of the launch of mark gevissers new book here.
The dream deferred kindle edition by gevisser, mark. Mar 24, 2014 launch of lost and found in johannesburg by mark gevisser, march 2014, the book lounge, cape town. Lost and found in johannesburg manages to be freewheeling and perfectly controlled at the same time, a book for free minds made out of lives diminished by varying degrees of unfreedom. If gevisser found racism in that, then i cannot contemplate what he was blinded by. Mark gevisser recently joined michele magwood on her tm live book show, which streams online every friday at 2 pm. Pan macmillan and love books invites you to the launch of the turnaway girls. Podcast mark gevisser and jonny steinberg granta magazine. This week saw the launch of fire walker, a book that contains conversations and meditations on the meaning of public art, based on the sculpture known colloquially as the fire walker made by william kentridge and gerhard marx in 2009. Careless language by charlene smith said rape was endemic in african society. The event with take place at the book lounge, where gevisser will be in conversation with awardwinning playwright and novelist damon galgut, on thursday march at 5. Leading south african author and journalist, mark gevisser, will use over a century of maps of johannesburg as his great text in the gordon institute for performing and creative arts great textsbig questions public lecture series. First of all, gevisser was actually born and grew up in johannesburg at the same time that lots of us did, and was also dealing with his own.
In the following podcast of the show, he speaks about how his latest book came from his interest in images, specifically photographs and maps. Lost and found in johannesburg begins with a transgression the armed invasion of a private home in the south african city of mark gevisser s birth. Gevisser has been awarded an open society followship for 2012 working on the sexuality frontier. One day in bethlehem is the heartstopping story of one mans justice denied during the birth pains of democratic south africa. Jonathan ball publishers and kalk bay books invite you to the launch of one day in bethlehem by jonny steinberg one day in bethlehem is the heartstopping story of one mans justice denied during the birth pains of democratic south africa steinberg will be in conversation with mark gevisser at the launch. Mark gevisser most recent book is lost and found in johannesburg. Gay and lesbian lives in johannesburg, which he coedited with edwin cameron. When mark gevisser was a little boy, growing up in a apartheid south africa, he was obsessed with maps, and with the holmdens registry, johannesburgs street guide, in particular. In this fascinating and indeed heartwarming article by robert mckay in the times, two recentlymarried gay men and one gay woman are canvassed for their views on that formerly most heterosexual of institutions, marriage. If we accept the conceit, as proposed by one of our eminent writers some twenty years ago, that all autobiography is storytelling and all writing is autobiography, then mark gevisser s new book, lost and found in johannesburg jonathan ball, 2014 is not too extreme. Roger palmer is launching his new photo book spoor at the latitudes art fair in johannesburg. Mark gevisser is an open society fellow and a prizewinning south african author and journalist. Profiles in a changing south africa, 1996 beautiful ugly. Mark gevisser is the author of a legacy of liberation.
Profiles in a changing south africa and defiant desire. Dozens of the notes have been spotted with messages such as you are stronger than you think. He graduated from yale university in 1987 magna cum laude with a degree in comparative literature career. Gay and lesbian lives in south africa 1994, which he edited with edwin cameron. Steinberg will be in conversation with mark gevisser at the launch. Launch of lost and found in johannesburg by mark gevisser, march 2014, the book lounge, cape town.
Lost and found in johannesburg begins with a transgression. The author will be in conversation with mark gevisser. Your smartphone carrying around a potential secret agent in your very pockets. This wasnt a book launch, it was a minifestival, held at johannesburgs dance factory. He is currently working on a book about the global sexuality frontier and is the author of a legacy of liberation. The dream deferred by mark gevisser by tanya on nov 8th, 2007 tweet jonathan ball and exclusive books invite you to the launch of a profound psychopolitical study of the man who has, in effect, governed south africa since 1994. Mark gevisser is a prizewinning south african author.
Join mark gevisser in conversation with wilhelm verwoerd and. May 12, 2020 a global exploration of lgbtq issues in the 21st century in relation to public policy, human rights, and economic pursuits. The book contains essays by mark gevisser, mpho matsipa, alexandra dodd, jonathan cane and zen marie and interviews with the collaborators who worked. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Join ivan vladislavic, in conversation with mark gevisser, for the launch of the distance at kalk bay books 2 april more about the book. Jonny steinberg will be in conversation with mark gevisser about.
Literature event in cape town, south africa by jonathan ball publishers on tuesday. Jonny steinberg will be in conversation with mark gevisser. Mark gevisser with andrew solomon thursday, may 28, 2020, 6. I got this book for my beautiful friend paballo kgadima who lives with bipolar. Mark gevisser discusses lost and found in johannesburg gipca. The open book festival in cape town is coming up soon with a very full programme of discussions and other events. Thabo mbeki and the future of the south african dream. Ronnie kasrils will be in conversation with mark gevisser. Join mark gevisser in conversation with wilhelm verwoerd and pumla gobodomadikizela on august 14 07 august 2019 14.29 1362 1022 1107 129 1310 1412 1179 1555 643 609 649 1639 772 1061 275 1246 582 1623 1583 1388 1173 1293 26 1277 523 167 528 703 1207 784 1051 388 124 236 441 580 285 428 86 551 1392 1089 611 1326 1452