This Week's Stories at Kalk Bay Books
Kalk Bay Books
looks forward to welcoming you to two events next week
(Please note: this month’s Philosophy Cafe will move to
Thursday 27 September to accommodate the book launch on the 25th)
Tuesday 25 September at 6 for 6.30pm

Jonathan Ball Publishers
 invites you to the launch of
A Piece of the Pie
The Battle Over Nationalisation
by
Tim Cohen

Nationalisation: Swear word for some, cure-all for others both within and outside the ruling party.
Tim Cohen, a senior journalist with many years experience in both political and business reporting, traces the emergence of calls for nationalisation in South African politics.
It is a subject which has become the most fiercely argued and passionate economic
debate of modern-day South African politics. This is particularly so since the call for
nationalisation is so closely associated with the emergence of the controversial Julius Malema,
although the policy also has strong support from within the trade union movement.

A Piece of the Pie offers a short, accessible overview of the political and economic debate surrounding nationalisation that emerged within the African National Congress after the 2010 general election.
It traces the history of nationalisation and privatisation both locally and internationally
and discusses the economic and political arguments that have made it such a topical and
contentious issue in local politics. This book is an attempt to understand nationalisation
more completely in order to enrich the ongoing debate.

Tim Cohen is a long-serving South African journalist whose career spans the internal insurrection in the late 1980s, the transition to democracy and the subsequent ANC governments of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. He has worked mainly for Business Day as a political and corporate writer, and his posts included Political Correspondent, London Correspondent and Finance Editor.
He is currently a columnist and lead writer for Business Day.

 Tim Cohen will be in conversation with Donald Paul.
When: Tuesday 25 September
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6 for 6.30pm

RSVP: by 24 September to
Tim Cohen at Kalk Bay Books
or
021 788 2266.

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

Copies of A Piece of the Pie will be available for purchase and
Tim Cohen 
will sign books on the evening.

 Wines for the evening are generously sponsored by
Leopard’s Leap Wines

Snacks are catered by The Annex Restaurant


Wednesday 26 September at 6 for 6.30pm
Penguin Books
 invites you to the launch of
My Life with Leopards
Graham Cooke’s Story
by
Fransje van Riel

 

Hear the amazing story of a young man and his life among the leopards at Londolozi,
at the launch Graham Cooke’s story.

Human emotion and animal instinct meet poignantly when two six-week-old leopard cubs become the charge of 22-year-old game ranger Graham Cooke at Londolozi. Staying with the cubs in an unfenced bush camp surrounded by lions, hyenas and other leopards, he must first gain their trust before he begins to guide them towards release in the wild. It takes weeks of patience and gentleness for Graham to be accepted into the cubs’ small family unit and to find ways of communicating with the young leopards as he slowly begins to introduce them to their new environment.

Graham finds himself drawn more to the wary little female than her easy-going brother, but over time both cubs come to recognise him as their protector. They form a bond of friendship through which he can gain unparalleled insights into their development and behaviour.

When, a year later, the cubs are relocated to the Zambian wilderness Graham faces the hardest task of  all: to set free the young animals he has become so devoted to so that they can return to a wild existence where he is unable to control their fate.

 

 Fransje van Riel will be in conversation with Don Pinnock.  When: Wednesday, 26 September

Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

RSVP: by 25 September to
Fransje van Riel at Kalk Bay Books
or
021 788 2266.

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


Copies of My Life with Leopards will be available for purchase and
Fransje van Riel
will sign books on the evening.