The Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club hosts a discussion focusing on the book Elephant Woman Song. The book is an artistic encounter between two women, visual artist Tiziana Pers and poet Natalia Molebatsi. Pers’ work of environmental justice and Molebatsi’s work of ancestral reverence converge into a common space where the intersections between words and paintings, culture and nature, as well as ancestry and origin, give birth to Elephant Woman Song.
For Molebatsi and Pers this book also manifests a poetic and visual deconstruction of colonialism, speciesism and other forms of violence against animals, women, human beings and ecosystems.
Molebatsi performs poetry and facilitates creative writing workshops internationally, including at universities and festivals in Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Zimbabwe, England, Italy, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Palestine and Germany.
Award-winning playwright, actress, musician and guitarist, Director of the wRite associates and convener of the Miriam Tlali Reading and Book Club, Gogo Sindiswa Seakhoa, is facilitating the book reading and discussion.
Attendance is free but confirmation of attendance is compulsory.
Venue: Write Associates, 74 Mimosa Road, Randpark Ridge, 2174
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Tel: 060 509 5857
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