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Saturday, February 22, 2020


MANCOSA will present the first of a series of book launches by local authors, hosted by the Research Academy and MicroMega Publications.

Made in Chatsworth by Kiru Naidoo is a “kasi life” biography of place peppered with personal memoir, which has become a literary genre in its own right.

Originally pioneered by Es’kia Mphahlele in Down Second Avenue and Ronnie Govender in his Cato Manor Stories, this latest addition to this growing body of literature is from the stable of Durban heritage publisher MicroMega.

It is described by Prof Imraan Buccus as “an unburdening narrative where the writer shifts the weight of a tortured history of forced removals and “separate development”, into a celebration of township life”.

The launch will take place on February 26, 2020, from 14h30 to 16h00 at Samora House, 2nd floor, East Wing, 2 Samora Machel Street, Durban Central.

To RSVP, email by February 25, 2020.