CT Launch of A to Z of Amazing South African Women

CT Launch of A to Z of Amazing South African Women
past about 1 year ago

Thu, Aug 17. 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Irma Stern Museum Cecil Road, Rosebank Cape Town, South Africa

Event Details

The Book Lounge and Modjaji Books are deilghted to invite you to the launch of the "A to Z of Amazing South African Women" text by Ambre Nicolson and illustrations by Jaxon Hsu

This is no ordinary A to Z. With each letter of the alphabet this book honours the contribution of women to South Africa's past, present and future. Using short, easy to read biographies and illustrations that are as bright and bold as the women they depict, this book shares the life stories of 26 South African rebels, artists, troublemakers, athletes, dancing queens and freedom fighters. From Fatima Meer to Caster Semenya, Cissie Gool to Thuli Madonsela, this is a book about women who ask too many questions, who defy injustice, who refuse to “know their place”. It is a celebration of the courage, determination and compassion of the activists, scientists and storytellers who have gone before us – as well as recognising the everyday heroism of ordinary South African women doing extraordinary things.

Ambre Nicolson is a writer and editor who lives in Cape Town. Before and after obtaining degrees in English and journalism at Rhodes University, she was a cleaner in London, a wall painter in Barcelona, a language student in Shanghai, a book researcher in New York, a teacher in Taipei and a magazine editor in Cape Town. She edits the storytelling publication, Molo.

Jaxon Hsu grew up in Johannesburg before moving to Taipei to obtain a degree in advertising. He completed his MA in New York, where he worked as a sneaker designer and filmmaker. He is now a Cape Town-based designer, illustrator and photographer.