Don’t miss the launch of In My Life: Stories From Young Activists in South Africa 2002–2022 at Love Books (23 Feb)
 More about the book!

Jacana Media invites you to the Johannesburg launch of In My Life: Stories From Young Activists in South Africa 2002–2022, edited by Shannon Walsh, Claudia Mitchell and Mandla Oliphant.

Luke Sinwell, Abigail Dreyer, Shannon Walsh and Mandla Oliphant will be speaking at the event.

About the book

This collection of captivating life stories told by young Aids activists from Khayelitsha and Atlantis is a first for South Africa.

Initially brought together for an educational HIV-prevention programme in Cape Town in 2002, we follow their inspiring and harrowing journeys, as they move from hopeful and passionate teen activists, through the tragedies and triumphs of transitioning to adulthood.

Event details

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Love Books, Melville, Joburg
RSVP: by Wednesday 22 February. Please use ‘In My Life JHB launch’ as the subject line.

‘Together these [stories] give the collection an almost breathtaking force.’ – Gabeba Baderoon, author of Regarding Muslims: From Slavery to Post-Apartheid and The History of Intimacy

‘It is a stunning exposition of ethnography-of-(e)motion as the South African transition dead-ends at the top and ignites from below.’ – Ashwin Desai, author of We are the Poors: Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa and Inside Indian Indenture

Categories Non-fiction South Africa South African Current Affairs

Tags Abigail Dreyer Book events Book launches Claudia Mitchell In My Life Jacana Media Johannesburg Luke Sinwell Mandla Oliphant Shannon Walsh

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