Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday, March 5, 2012
2012 is the National Year of Reading and Brisbane Libraries will be offering programs across the city in support of this year.
Continuing my partnership with Brisbane City Council, this year (2012) I will be giving talks on African Literature at several Brisbane City Libraries from April. I will take you through the history of Africa literature, all time classic african books, celebrated African authors, and the new trend in African literature, I may even share with you one of my poems:)
Confirmed dates and venues of my upcoming talks:
5th April 2012, 10-11am: Sunny Bank Hill Library
24th April 2012, 10-11am: Kenmore Library
4th May 2012, 2-3pm: Grange Library
19th May 2012, 11 - 12pm: Brisbane Square Library
29th May 2012, 2 - 3pm: Carindale Library
15th June 2012, 2 - 3pm: Inala Library
In the next couple of weeks, I will put a list of African books to borrow at some of these libraries.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL - CULTURAL SAFARI AFRIKA
HOLLAND PARK LIBRARY -April 2 -29, 2009
(A CELEBRATION OF BRISBANE'S AFRICAN COMMUNITIES)
Tuesday 28 April (12-30 - 1.45) AFRICAN LITERATURE DISCUSSION-By Sharon Orapeleng
Please join me for this open book club session as I will be discussing books by great African authors. Some of these books will be available from the Holland Park library.
Here is a list of books available:
RED DUST - Gillian slavo
IN THE COMPANY Of CHEERFUL LADIES - Alexander McCall Smith
THE KALAHARI TYPING SCHOOL FOR MEN - Alex McCall Smith
SAY YOU''RE ONE O THEM - Uwen Akpan
ECHO OF AN ANGRY GOD - Beverley Harper
GOLD MINE - Wilbur Smith
CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY – Alan Paton
DISGRACE – Coetzee
WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS – Jan Coetzee
THE EYE OF THE LEOPARD - Henning Mankell
MY SON'S STORY – Nadine Gordiner
SILENT PREDATOR – Tony Park
OUR OF AFRICA – Karen Blixen
THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE - Andre Brink
Come lets celebrate African Literature!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Mma Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's own first lady detective, her agency set at the foot of Kgale hill, Gaborone. When her father dies after a hard life as a miner, she inherits a decent sum of money left for her by him. Mma Ramotswe invests it all in a detective agency proudly named "The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency." She solves her cases with common sense and bravery. Her cases include cheating husbands, insurance scams and even distrustful fathers.
Eloquently written, charming, with a wry sense of humour. This book has now been adopted into film shot entirely in Botswana, directed by the late, Anthony Minghella and starring Grammy ward winning star, Jill Scott.