Thursday 28 June, 2012 at 6 for 6.30pm

Jonathan Ball Publishers
invites you to the launch of

Under Our Skin

Donald McRae

A father and son memoir; a story of living in South Africa in the darkest years, and finding the depths and heights of what that did to the lives and relationship of these two men.

Don McRae grew up in a South Africa where his father would call the black men he met ‘boy’
and where his mother insisted that their black servants used tin mugs, plates and cutlery
as they ate the family’s left-over food in the backyard of their grand suburban property.
The McRaes, like so many white people, seemed oblivious to the violent injustices of apartheid.

As the author grew up, the political differences between father and son widened and when Don refused to join up for National Service, risking imprisonment or exile overseas,
the two were torn apart.
It wasn’t until years later that the author discovered that the father
with whom he had fought so bitterly had later in his life
transformed himself into a political hero.

Risking everything one dark and rainy night Ian McRae travelled secretly into Soweto to
meet members of the then banned ANC to discuss ways to bring power to black South Africa.
He had no political ambitions;
he was just a man trying to replace the worst in himself with something better.

Under Our Skin is a memoir of these tumultuous years in South Africa’s history, as told through the author’s family story. It offers an intimate and penetrating perspective on life under apartheid,
and tells a story of courage and fear, hope and desolation and love and pain,
especially between a father and his son.

This is an extraordinary story and we hope you can join
us for the launch, when Donald McRae will be in conversation
with veteran struggle activist,
Horst Kleinschmidt.

When: Thursday 28 June 2012
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6 for 6.30pm

RSVP: by 27 June to
021 788 2266.

Friday 29 June, 2012 at 6 for 6.30pm

Jacana Media
invites you to the launch of

A Week in The Kitchen

Karen Dudley

The Kitchen  is one of Cape Town’s most talked about restaurants,

and is a focal point for creativity where people from all walks of life come
to feed their appetites as well as their ingenuity.

Every day sees an array of mouth-watering

dishes prepared by a team of remarkable and dedicated chefs whose personalised approach

and pride in their artistry ensures that every visit or event catered for will be a memorable one.

Here is the opportunity to bring Karen’s Kitchen to yours!

This gorgeous book gives everyone a glimpse into one week of The Kitchen,
where menus change daily and South African twists on Mediterranean and Oriental tastes

promise clean, natural flavours undisguised by rich sauces.

Step on in to Karen’s Kitchen, and find out what it is that has publications such as

The New York Times and personalities like Michelle Obama relishing their experience.

When: Friday 29 June 2012
Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6 for 6.30pm

RSVP: by 28 June to
021 788 2266.

Please note: these are free events but RSVPs are required for catering purposes.

Copies of both titles will be available for purchase on the respective evenings and the authors will sign b00ks.