Kalk Bay Books & Pan Macmillan
invite you to the launch of

The Accidental Ambassador
Tony Leon will be in conversation with John Maytham

After leaving Parliament, former DA leader Tony Leon surprised many when he became the SA Ambassador in Argentina. In his latest book, The Accidental Ambassador, he regales us with his experiences in this unexpected role.
The Accidental Ambassadorfollows on from the successful Tony Leon autobiography,

On the Contrary: Leading the Opposition in a Democratic South Africa to showcase Leon’s wit and sense of humour as he takes the reader on the journey of his retirement from active political life and into public service as the South African ambassador to Argentina.
From Leon’s ‘Job interview’ with Jacob Zuma in Tuynhuis in 2008, to his immersion in governmental bureaucracy and a three-week crash course on ‘How to be an ambassador’ to the strange stance
and contradictions of South African foreign policy and life in Argentina, he shares with the reader his entertaining experiences of cultural immersion, comical anecdotes and political reflection.
It provides great insight into the behind-the-scenes life of an ambassador.
When: Wednesday, 29 May 2013
(please note that the date has changed from the previously advertised 30 May)
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6.30 for 7pm
RSVP: by 28 May to 021 788 2266
Please note: this is a free event but RSVPs are required for catering purposes.


Copies of The Accidental Ambassador will be available for purchase and Tony Leon will sign books on the evening.