Thursday April 17th, 2014

Alan Wieder discusses Ruth First & Joe Slovo in South Africa

"A truly remarkable work. Alan Wieder shows himself as a writer equal to their life story, their inspiring bravery in action and self-analysis."
—Nadine Gordimer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

South African Events for Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid

Alan Wieder will be in South Africa for the month of July to talk about his new book Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid, published by Monthly Review Press and Jacana Media (in South Africa). Below is a schedule of events:

Johannesburg

July 2, 6:30 pm
Lecture: “Speaking to the Present in South Africa: The Ideas, Writings, and Actions of Ruth First and Joe Slovo”
Lilliesleaf
07 George Avenue, Rivonia, 2128, Johannesburg, South Africa

July 4, 6:30 pm
Book Launch with Nadine Gordimer: Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid
Lilliesleaf
07 George Avenue, Rivonia, 2128, Johannesburg, South Africa

Cape Town

July 10, 5:30 pm
Book Launch/Conversation: Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid
Alternative Information Development Center (AIDC)
129 Rochester Road, Observatory, Cape Town

July 17, 2:30 pm
Seminar: Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid
Institute for Humanities in Africa/History Faculty
University of Cape Town

Port Elisabeth

July 18, 6 pm
Book Launch: Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid
Centre for the Advancement of Nonracial Democracy
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Bloemfontein

July 26, 4 pm
Book Launch: Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid
University of Free State

Alan Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has also taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the last ten years he has published two books and numerous articles on South Africans who fought against the apartheid regime. Nadine Gordimer is a South African writer and activist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991.