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.

Event details 

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland St, Cape Town
RSVP: booklounge@gmail.com or 021 462 2425
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Posted by Book Lounge on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Biography Book events Book launches Cape Town Jacana Media Melinda Ferguson Memoir MFBooks Joburg Saskia Bailey The Book Lounge Whatever

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