Everyday, Spectacular and Commonplace – don’t miss the launch of Terry-Ann Adams’s debut novel Those Who Live in Cages (29 Oct)
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Jacana Media invite you to the virtual book launch of Those Who Live in Cages, the debut novel by Terry-Ann Adams.
‘I hear the sound of the dice as it hits the pavement.
I am the smell of Cobra polish and new paint after Christmas bonuses get paid in.
These are the things that make me, me.
So welcome and enjoy your time here as you walk down
my dusty streets, play drie blikkies with my children, have a
dagwood and listen to Blue Magic.
Welcome to Eldorado Park.’
– From Those Who Live in Cages by Terry-Ann Adams
Those Who Live in Cages tells the interweaving stories of five women from Eldorado Park in Johannesburg. It is a novel about family, friendship, identity and womanhood, and a glimpse into the lives of those who have, as Jamil F Khan puts it, ‘always been hidden in plain sight’.
The novel does not shy away from depicting the injustice and despair that permeate this Coloured community, but at the same time it is a playful, rich narrative, with an extraordinary sense of place.
Author Terry-Ann Adams will be in conversation with Jennifer Malec, editor of The Johannesburg Review of Books, about writing identity, family and community, and how she captures the spirit of Eldorado Park and makes her characters come alive.
As an exciting new voice in South African fiction, the author will also discuss her experiences publishing her first novel, and how she approached writing such a personal book.
Date: Thursday 29 October 2020
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Jennifer Malec is an award-winning arts journalist, the founding editor of The Johannesburg Review of Books and the publisher of The Reading List. She has an MA from UCT and spent a number of years as a soccer journalist. Twitter: @projectjennifer.
Terry-Ann Adams holds an honours degree in history from the University of Pretoria where she focused on the disability rights movement in South Africa and disability representation in American film. Her writing and commentary focus on ableism and feminism. Those Who Live in Cages is her first novel.