LEBO MAZIBUKO TALKS ABOUT BANTU KNOTS HER FIRST “UNPUTDOWNABLE” NOVEL
Bantu Knots is a coming of age story of Naledi, a young woman black woman in South Africa, finding her voice. It explored the complexity of mother-daughter relationships and trying to understand each other. The book follows Naledi as she navigates pressures of her circumstances, womanhood, relationship and beauty ideals. Listen as she spoke to Sewela Langeni of Book Circle Capital on Saturday, 20 November 2021 when she visited the bookshop for a book signing session.
MANDLA LANGA TALKS ABOUT HIS LATEST NOVEL, THE LOST LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL WITH SEWELA LANGENI
The Lost Language of the Soul is the story of the coming of age of Joseph Mabaso, a 14 year old boy who goes on a journey to find his missing parents travelling across several countries in Southern Africa in 1985. On this journey, Mandla Langa brilliantly takes the reader through various cultures, languages and political events of that time. We travel with Joseph as he navigates unfamiliar and often hostile territory in his search for his parents while he is also on a parallel journey of self discovery, identity and belonging.
SIYA MASUKU TALKS ABOUT ALL THINGS ILLUSTRATION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILDREN’S LITERACY
From his love of illustrating children’s books to his purpose of preserving the use of South African languages, listen to a podcast with Siya Masuku. He is a graphic artist, author, illustrator and entrepreneur who believes in personal upliftment through creativity. He has published 6 books and at Book Circle Capital we have had the honour of hosting him for two childrens’ readings of his books Unjabulo/Emakhathini and uLanga. Siya is passionate about teaching children how to expand their knowledge on reading, writing and speaking isiZulu. His latest illustration project is a book called Mosidi which was written by Lorato Trok.
UNTIMELY BEGINNINGS WITH LORRAINE SITHOLE
Lorraine Sithole is an influential figure in South Africa’s literary space. She is the founder of the BookWorms Book Club based in Gauteng. Lorraine is also a writer and a publisher, one of her recent writing projects includes her contribution to Niq Mhlongo’s Black Tax which was published in 2019. Untimely Beginnings is her latest publishing project which is a collection of 17 real-life stories of widowed women who open up about their incredible loss while attempting to piece their lives together after the loss of their spouses.
BECOMING MEN PODCAST WITH DR. MALOSE LANGA
Listen to a rich and life-changing discussion with Dr Malose Langa the author of Becoming Men. The book Becoming Men – Black Masculinities in a South African Township is a story of 32 boys from Alexandra township in Johannesburg who are studied by Malose over a period of 12 years where they negotiate manhood and masculinity. In the book, Malose gives graphic documentation of what it means to be a young black man in contemporary South Africa.
WHAT AM I THINKING PODCAST WITH TSHEPO LANGA
Listen to an insightful discussion with Tshepo Langa the author of “What am I thinking” – The ADI Model. Tshepo is a personal development coach, leadership consultant, educator and coach. The book is a short and sharp read that can be read in one seating. It is filled with wisdom based on the author’s personal experience, theories from renowned authors such as Dr John Tibane, biblical and scientific principles. The goal of the book is to encourage the reader to be intentional in their thinking in order to be more creative and productive.
PARCEL OF DEATH PODCAST WITH GAONGALELWE TIRO
Parcel of Death Podcast with Gaongalelwe Tiro
Listen to a chat between Sewela Langeni of Book Circle Capital with Gaongalelwe Tiro, the author of Parcel of Death – the biography of Onkgopotse Abram Tiro. Parcel of death is a critical body of work in South Africa’s history, chronicling the life of Onkgopotse Tiro and those who walked the journey with him towards the liberation of black people in South Africa anchored on the principles of Black Consciousness.