Find out more about Don’t Shut Up – a new virtual book theatre launched by Jacana Media

Jacana Media is offering a virtual book theatre on its new platform Don’t Shut Up!

Don’t Shut Up will be bringing Jacana Media authors to you in the comfort of your own home.

The platform will feature Jacana Conversations, Jacana Masterclass and Jacana Broadsides.

For the Conversations and Masterclass events, Jacana will be working with Crowdcast, who broadcast the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival.

From Jacana:

Our authors are independent thinkers, who look for the unusual, the unsaid. Our list includes judges and the jailed, those who investigate, poets, chefs, warriors, lovers and the queer. Some shout, some whisper, but always they have something vital to say.

We hope that the careful blending of authors, specialists, inquisitors and commentators in live conversation, illustrating skills and through the art of pamphleteering, will have you questioning both the state and the status quo.

We are excited to give our authors a platform, and you a front-row seat to Don’t Shut Up.

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Programme for 16–30 June 2020

Youth and Education. Could Covid Shift the Balance?

Date: Tuesday 16 June 2020
Time: 14:00–15:00

Activist, researcher and co-editor of We Are No Longer at Ease Wandile Ngcaweni and Pearl Pillay of the policy think tank Youth Lab discuss the Covid-19 pandemic and the setbacks and opportunities it has presented for basic and higher education in South Africa. In partnership with the Apartheid Museum.


Fifty Years On – Has Anything Changed in Conservation?

Date: Saturday 20 June 2020
Time: 14:00–15:00

Veteran conservationist and expert author Clive Walker, whose books include The Rhino Keepers (Jacana, 2012) and Rhino Revolution (Jacana, 2018) and Yolan Friedmann of the Endangered Wildlife Trust consider the progress made by conservationists and how the pandemic-induced tourism crisis will impact their work. Chaired by Dr Harriet Davies Mostert. In partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust.


Check Your (White) Privilege at the Door

Date: Thursday 25 June 2020
Time: 18:00–19:00

Known for his sometimes controversial interactions with Twitter users, Jamil F Khan gives readers deep insights into his childhood where his memories are overwhelmed by the discord that was created by the chaos and dysfunction of his alcoholic father and a co-dependent relationship with his mother. Join him and Karabo Kgoleng at the Exclusive Books Homebru book launch of Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams.


The Search for the Truth

Date: Tuesday 30 June 2020
Time: 18:00–19:00

What drove Imtiaz Cajee to search for 20 years to find his uncle’s killer and bring him to justice? Join journalist Shannon Ebrahim at the Exclusive Books Homebru book launch of Imtiaz’s book The Murder of Ahmed Timol as they delve into his journey to set the record straight.


Categories Fiction Non-fiction South Africa South African Current Affairs

Tags Clive Walker Don't Shut Up Imtiaz Cajee Jacana Media Jamil F Khan Khamr Rhino Revolution The Murder of Ahmed Timol The Rhino Keepers Wandile Ngcaweni We Are No Longer at Ease

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