Three unmissable events
at Kalk Bay Books next week

Tim Butcher * Leonie Joubert * Jacques Pauw

Plus: spend R100 and get a free cappuccino at The Annex. Scroll down for details.   

Tuesday 6 November at 7pm

Kalk Bay Books
invites you to attend a literary presentation

Tim Butcher

 Our Man in Cape Town –
Graham Greene’s Love Affair With Africa


Travel is key to Graham Greene’s greatness as a writer, the ability to use foreign adventures
to frame timeless stories, famously in Mexico, Cuba and Indo-China that gave us

The Power and The Glory, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American.

But it was to Africa that Greene journeyed when he left Europe for the first time
beginning a lifelong but overlooked passion, one that would draw him repeatedly back to Africa, culminating in a martini-fuelled frolic through the Cape
as wingman to sestigers stalwart, Etienne Le Roux.

Join us for an evening of stories and readings, including many fascinating facts and details that
Tim has unearthed during his research.

 Tim Butcher 

is a British journalist and broadcaster now based in Cape Town.
He is the author of two books,
Blood River (following the route of Stanley’s 1874–77 journey into the Congo), and
Chasing the Devil, for which he followed the trail of Graham Greene through Sierra Leone and Liberia.

 There will be a cost of R80 to attend this lecture,

payable in advance to secure your seat.

Seating will be limited to 80 people,
plus some standing room will be available on the night.

To book:
Phone the bookshop between 9am and 6pm daily at
021 788 2266
Payment can then be made at the shop or via EFT.

Your booking will be confirmed once payment has been received.

Bank details:
Kalk Bay Books

For reference:‘your surname’/Butcher, eg. Smith/Butcher

When: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6.30 for 7pm

 A cash wine/juice bar will be available.

Wednesday 7 November at 6.30 for 7pm

Pan Macmillan

invites you to the launch of

 The Hungry Season

Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities
Leonie Joubert 

Leonie will be in conversation with Don Pinnock

The food we eat is as colourful as the cultures of the people eating it.

But why we eat the way we do runs deeper than the whims of our traditions or palates.

 The Hungry Season takes journalist Leonie Joubert and photographer Eric Miller into the lives of

people in eight southern African places to trace, in accessible narrative and compelling photographs,
the complex undercurrents driving food security in urban spaces: childhood stunting and malnutrition;
the shift from traditional ‘African’ to ‘Western’ diets; illnesses associated with a modern diet;
nutritional literacy, behaviour and choices; largescale food production and urban food gardens;
poverty, joblessness and the geography of the city; urban planning, supermarkets and the
full food value chain; and food wastage.

It looks at hunger and malnutrition in the city, hidden behind layers of affluence and comfort
and tackles the fundamental question: Why is it that southern Africa seems to produce enough
calories and nutrients to keep the region full, satisfied and well nourished, and yet still has
so many people living with hunger or the fear of hunger?

When: Wednesday 7 November 2012
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6.30 for 7pm (NB starting time)

RSVP: by 6 November to

021 788 2266

 Please note: this is a free event but RSVPs are required for catering purposes.

Copies of The Hungry Season will be available for purchase and Leonie Joubert will sign books on the evening.

  Wines for the evening are generously sponsored byLeopard’s Leap Wines

Snacks are catered by The Annex Restaurant

Friday 9 November at 6.30 for 7pm

Zebra Press
invites you to the launch of

Rat Roads
Jacques Pauw 


Kennedy Gihana will be at Kalk Bay Books with Jacques Pauw for the book launch.
They will be in conversation with Max du Preez.

‘My whole life I had to travel on these panya roads,’ Kennedy says.
‘It’s a Swahili word that means rat roads, and it is those little paths that you take
in order not to be seen and to stay alive.
That’s how I’ve survived.’

 In this extraordinary book, celebrated journalist Jacques Pauw gives a human face to some of the

most tumultuous events in recent African history. Rat Roads chronicles the
remarkable journey of Kennedy Gihana, a young Tutsi man who survived the genocide in Rwanda, committed horrifying atrocities in Africa’s bloodiest civil war and walked thousands of kilometres
to South Africa, where he slept in parks, lived as a street child and worked as a
low-paid security guard until he had saved enough money to enrol for a law degree.
In 2011 he took the podium at the University of Pretoria to receive a master’s degree in law.

 Rat Roads combines many strands of what life in Africa, and South Africa, is like for a

large proportion of people. Besides being the chronicle of one man’s unforgettable journey, it
addresses topical issues such as civil conflict, xenophobia and the plight of refugees, and will open people’s eyes to the reality of life on the streets. It is a story of horror and adversity,
and of triumph and hope.

When: Friday 9 November 2012
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6.30 for 7pm

RSVP: by 8 November to

021 788 2266

 Please note: this is a free event but RSVPs are required for catering purposes.

Copies of Rat Roads will be available for purchase and
Jacques Pauw and Kennedy Gihana will sign books on the evening.