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Legends Virtual Book Event
Thursday 23 Nov 2023
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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We have a lot to be positive about in South Africa, say Nick Dall (Birt, 1999) and Matthew Blackman. They’ll be in conversation about their latest book, Legends: People Who Changed South Africa for the Better. In just 45 minutes you’ll learn why people of all races were awed by King Moshoeshoe of Lesotho and how Olive Schreiner was so much more than a bestselling novelist. You’ll hear about Miriam Makeba’s remarkable rise from prison to the Hollywood A-list and you’ll discover why Sailor Malan – who fought fascists in the skies of Europe and on the streets of South Africa – has been almost entirely forgotten. And to prove that our glory days are not a thing of the past, you’ll be reminded about the exploits of the book’s only living legend, Thuli Madonsela. Nick and Matthew will keep things super informal, and there’ll be time for plenty of questions at the end.
“Nick Dall and Matthew Blackman make South African history fun, they level playing fields, popping myths along the way. Every home and school should have their books.” Marianne Thamm, Daily Maverick