Don’t miss the launch of Whatever, the frank and hilariously dark memoir of 19-year-old Saskia Bailey, at The Book Lounge (10 April)
MFBooks Joburg invites you to the Cape Town launch of Saskia Bailey’s debut book, Whatever: A 21st-century Memoir.
Publisher and author Melinda Ferguson will be in conversation with Saskia at the launch.
‘Bold, brave and pertinent. To write with such abandon is truly a gift.’
– Shado Twala
About the book
Whatever is the thrillingly frank and sometimes hilariously dark memoir of now 19-year-old Saskia.
Brought up by two eccentric artist parents and the granddaughter of Drum founder Jim Bailey, Saskia grows up in an extraordinary home where a train station of wildly interesting local and international guests form the wallpaper of her childhood. Saskia observes the invasion of guests like a hungry voyeur, at times an ancient sage, at others a resentful, depressed-with-the-world hormonal teenager.
Whatever is the Millennial’s stock answer to everything. This is not a coming of age book or a traditional memoir. It does not try to explore an entire life, inspire or educate but rather consists of 30 fragmentary chapters brilliantly embracing Saskia’s experiences and ideas.
Date: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland St, Cape Town
RSVP: email@example.com or 021 462 2425