Book Launch: Crossroads: I live where I like

Please join us for Crossroads Homecoming– a collaborative book launch festival– cohosted by: Jacana Media, the Department of History and the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of Western Cape, the City of Cape Town Crossroads Library, the UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives, the Crossroads Philippi Young Women’s Reading Group, the District Six Museum, the International Labour Research and Information Group Ilrig Sa, Equal Education, the Salt River Heritage Society, Bottomup, The student assembly, JASS Southern Africa, Surplus Books, and The IFAA Institute for African Alternatives.

Crossroads: I Live Where I Like, is a graphic novel history drawing on 60 life narratives of women’s collective organised resistance to forced removals and for housing in South Africa from the peak of apartheid to the present day. It was written by Koni Benson, illustrated by Andre Trantraal, Nathan Trantraal, and Ashley Marais, with a forward by Robin D. G. Kelley, PM Press 2021/Jacana Media, 2022).

When: Saturday 19 November, 10am-12noon.

Where: Crossroads Library at Philippi Village, Cwangco Crescent, Philippi.

What: Intergenerational histories of organising, music by Soundz of the South (SOS), books for movement libraries, presentations by the Crossroads Philippi Young Women’s Reading Group members, sharing of radical archives, and insights into illustrating liberation struggles.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP: by Friday 18 November (please use CROSSROADS LAUNCH in the subject line).

Transport is available from various pick up points, but must be arranged by emailing:

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