09 May 2019
Book Launch of Hannes Visser's poetry book - Die jaar toe pa...
Book Launch of Hannes Visser Poetry book, Die jaar toe pa…
Date : Saturday 18th of May 2019
Time : 10:30 am
Venue : George Public Library Foyer
Hannes Visser, the writer of the Afrikaans poetry book, Die jaar toe pa… and editor of Oudtshoorn Courant will discuss his book at the launch.
The 62 poems in Die jaar toe pa... are detached moments in Visser's life when he was ten years old. Together, it forms a story, although most can stand alone. The year is 1967. The place is an environment in Roodepoort where he lived with his parents and brother.
Looking back, as an adult, he realises his family was largely dysfunctional. "Then I didn't see it that way. Everything that happened was just part of life." The poet talks about alcoholism, violence, verbal abuse, and the destructive treatment of domestic workers and other non-whites at a time when apartheid bloomed.
Programme Director: Malibongwe Luyenge (Senior Librarian George Library)
1. Opening and welcoming: Rachel Williams, Manager George Libraries
2. Introduction of the Author: Elmine Vorster ( Reference Librarian George Library)
3. Discussion of the book by Hannes Visser
4. Questions and comments
5. Signing of the copiesLast published 09 May 2019