JAKES GERWEL-GESPREKKE

JAKES GERWEL-GESPREKKE

Aangebied deur die Jakes Gerwel Stigting en die ATKV

Die Jakes Gerwel-gesprekreeks word ondersteun deur die ATKV, NB-Uitgewers, Jonathan Ball, Protea Boekhuis, Jacana Media, Penguin Random House SA, die Afrikaanse Taalraad en die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument.

Alle gesprekke is gratis, maar weens Covid-19-regulasies is beperkte sitplekke beskikbaar. As jy dit nie wil misloop nie, stuur asseblief ’n e-pos na theo@jgf.org.za om jou plek te verseker.

JAKES GERWEL DISCUSSIONS

Presented by the Jakes Gerwel Foundation and the ATKV

The Jakes Gerwel Discussions are supported by the ATKV, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, Protea Books, Jacana Media, Penguin Random House SA, the Afrikaans Language Council and the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument.

All events are free to the public, but limited seats are available due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you want to attend, please send an email to theo@jgf.org.za to secure your spot.

 

Krotoa – wat beteken sy vandag?

Met Willa Boezak, Diana Ferrus, Andrew Smith, Amanda ‘Khoinoi’ Stone en Calvyn Gilfellan

Taal: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 27 April 10:00
Tydsduur: 90 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Vir sommige mense is Krotoa ’n omstrede figuur omdat hulle haar beskou as ’n “uitverkoopte” aan Jan van Riebeeck en sy mense. Vir ander is sy ’n heldin wat haar tyd ver vooruit was en verskillende wêrelde byeen kon bring. Hoe be-teken ons hierdie historiese figuur in ons siening van ‘ras’ en ‘identiteit’ vandag?

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Krotoa – wat beteken sy vandag?

With Willa Boezak, Diana Ferrus, Andrew Smith, Amanda ‘Khoinoi’ Stone and Calvyn Gilfellan

Language: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 27 April 10:00
Duration: 90 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

Krotoa is a controversial figure for people who regard her a “sell-out” to Jan van Riebeeck. But for others she is a heroic woman, far ahead of her time, who united opposing worlds. How should we think today about this historical figure when we consider issues like “race” and “identity”?

As die katjiepiering blom

Met Audrey Jantjies en Ronelda S. Kamfer

Taal: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 27 April 11:30
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

In 2020 het Audrey Jantjies deelgeneem aan die Jakes Gerwel Stigting en NB-Uitgewers se mentorskapprogram vir opkomende skrywers. Haar debuutroman, As die katjiepiering blom, is die klinkende resultaat. Sy gesels met Ronelda Kamfer oor die verhaal van Lea Floris wat uit die milieu van arm plaaswerkers in die Overberg vlug nadat ’n naïewe besluit haar lewe ingrypend verander.

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As die katjiepiering blom

With Audrey Jantjies and Ronelda S Kamfer

Language: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 27 April 11:30
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

In 2020 Audrey Jantjies participated in the Jakes Gerwel Foundation and NB Publishers’ mentorship programme for upcoming writers. Her debut novel, As die katjiepiering blom, is the beautiful result. She is in conversation with Ronelda Kamfer about the story of Lea Floris who, after making a naïve decision that changes the course of her life, runs away from the world of poor farmworkers in the Overberg.

’n Baie lang brief aan my dogter

Met Marita van der Vyver en Cintaine Schutte

Taal: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 27 April 13:00
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

’n Baie lang brief aan my dogter is Marita van der Vyver, een van Afrikaans se mees geliefde skrywers, se ontroerende jeugmemoirs. Dit is n speurtog deur die skrywer se beginjare, asook ’n liefdesbrief aan ’n dogter, ’n taal en ’n land. En bowenal is dit ’n ma se poging om sin te maak van hierdie onverskillige, wrede wêreld waarin haar dogter haar nou begewe. Cintaine Schutte, onlangs te sien in Marita se Die dinge van ’n kind, vra die skrywer uit.

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’n Baie lang brief aan my dogter

With Marita van der Vyver and Cintaine Schutte

Language: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 27 April 13:00
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

’n Baie lang brief aan my dogter is the hugely popular Marita van der Vyver’s moving youth memoir. The book examines her early years, and is a love letter to a daughter, a language and a country. But above all, it is a mother’s attempt to make sense of the reckless, unkind world her daughter is now entering. Cintaine Schutte, who recently starred in Marita’s Die dinge van ’n kind, talks to the author.

The secrets of our freedom fighters

Met Ronnie Kasrils en Anthony Butler

Taal: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 27 April 14:30
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Ronnie Kasrils het ná die Sharpeville-tragedie by die Struggle betrokke geraak. As uMkhonto we Sizwe-lid werk hy ondergronds vir byna drie dekades in ballingskap om die ANC en SAKP se saak te bevorder. Toe demokrasie kom, het hy in verskeie ministersposte gedien. Anthony Butler vra vir Ronnie uit oor sy boek International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the War that Liberated South Africa, waarin die verhaal vertel word van almal wat in die geheim by die bevrydingstryd betrokke was.

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The secrets of our freedom fighters

With Ronnie Kasrils and Anthony Butler

Language: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 27 April 14:30
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

Ronnie Kasrils joined the Struggle after the Sharpeville-massacre. For almost three decades, he worked in exile as an underground uMkhonto we Sizwe-operative, serving the ANC and SACP’s cause. After 1994, he was appointed by the new government in several ministerial positions. Anthony Butler prompts Ronnie about his book, International Brigade Against Apartheid: Secrets of the War that Liberated South Africa, detailing the stories of people who were secretly involved in the liberation struggle.

Remembering what you wanted to forget

Met Bronwyn Davids, Shana Fife en Francois Bloemhof

Taal: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 28 April 11:30
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Bronwyn Davids se memoirs, Dearest Lansdowne, handel oor die impak van die gedwonge grondverskuiwings op haar en haar mense. Shana Fife se Ougat vertel op haar beurt die onthutsende verhaal van haar grootwordjare op die Kaapse Vlakte. Bronwyn se geleefde ervaring van ontneming skakel met Shana se verkenning van misplaasdheid. Dié twee skrywer-joernaliste, wat in 2019 deel was van die Jakes Gerwel Stigting en NB-Uitgewers se mentorskapprogram vir opkomende skrywers, vertel hulle verhale aan Francois Bloemhof.

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Remembering what you wanted to forget

With Bronwyn Davids, Shana Fife and Francois Bloemhof

Language: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 28 April 11:30
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

Bronwyn Davids’ memoir, Dearest Lansdowne, describes the impact of forced removals on her community. Shana Fife’s Ougat recounts the unsettling tale of her growing up on the Cape Flats. Bronwyn’s first-hand experience of disenfranchisement links to Shana’s exploration of being uprooted. Both authors are journalists and attended the 2019 mentorship programme for aspiring authors, presented by the Jakes Gerwel Foundation and NB Publishers. Francois Bloemhof will interview them.

Kompoun

Met Ronelda S. Kamfer en Anastasia de Vries

Taal: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 28 April 13:00
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Ronelda S. Kamfer, gevierde digter, se eerste roman laat niemand onaangeraak nie. Kompoun handel oor die vriendskap tussen ’n groep nefies en niggies, saamgegooi in ’n stryd om oorlewing binne ’n wrede wêreld. Hulle probeer van die ouer geslag wegbreek, maar vind dat die manier waarop familiebande ’n mens verstrengel, jou nie toelaat om dinge sommer net so te laat los nie. Ronelda het in 2019 aan Kompoun gewerk tydens die Stigting en PEN Afrikaans se skrywersresidensie.

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Kompoun

With Ronelda S Kamfer and Anastasia de Vries

Language: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 28 April 13:00
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

Award-winning poet Ronelda S Kamfer’s debut novel will leave no reader indifferent. Kompoun tells the story of the friendship between a group of cousins, hurled together in a struggle for survival in a cruel world. As they try to sever ties with the older generation, they discover that it’s impossible to escape the ties that bind families. Ronelda worked on Kompoun during the Foundation and PEN Afrikaans’s writers’ residence in 2019.

Pravin Gordhan – Joining the dots

Met Jonathan Ancer, Chris Whitfield en Thuli Madonsela

Taal: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 29 April 10:00
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Nadat Jacob Zuma die destydse minister van finansies, Pravin Gordhan, afgedank het, het Gordhan by gewone Suid-Afrikaners wat nie ’n idee gehad het wat regtig aangaan nie, gepleit om self logiese afleidings te maak. In Joining the Dots ondersoek Jonathan Ancer en Chris Whitfield Gordhan se statuur as openbare figuur. Sommige beskou hom as ’n baken van hoop, ander sien hom as die vyand. Die skrywers vertel aan Thuli Madonsela hoe Gordhan se plek in die Suid-Afrikaanse politiek verstaan moet word, en wat presies in daardie dramatiese episode agter die skerms aangegaan het.

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Pravin Gordhan – Joining the dots

With Jonathan Ancer, Chris Whitfield and Thuli Madonsela

Language: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 29 April 10:00
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

After Jacob Zuma had fired Pravin Gordhan as finance minister, Gordhan pleaded with South Africans to “join the dots” about what was really happening. In Joining the Dots, Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield examine Gordhan’s stature as a public figure. Some see him as a beacon of hope while others regard him as the enemy. The authors will share their views with Thuli Madonsela about Gordhan’s position in South African politics, and about what happened behind the scenes during one of the most extraordinary periods in our recent history.

Te wit of te bruin – waar pas ek in?

Met Ismail Lagardien, Ivan Johnson en Ivor Price

Taal: Afr en Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 29 April 11:30
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Die deurwinterde joernalis Ismail Lagardien skryf in Too White to be Coloured, Too Coloured to be Black oor sy soeke na identiteit en wat ‘huis’ beteken. Hy berig oor sy grootwordjare, sy werk as joernalis in die onstuimige tagtigerjare, sy tyd in Engeland en sy terugkoms na die “Nuwe Suid-Afrika”. In sy aangrypende memoirs, But he speaks so well, vertel Ivan Johnson hoe ’n laaitie van die Kaapse Vlakte ’n man word tydens die Struggle, en hom later in die leliewit advertensiebedryf begewe. Ivor Price lei die gesprek.

JAKES GERWEL-GESPREKKE

Too white; too Coloured – where do I fit in?

With Ismail Lagardien, Ivan Johnson and Ivor Price

Language: Afr, Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 29 April 11:30
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

Veteran journalist Ismail Lagardien explores the concepts of identity and belonging in Too White to be Coloured, Too Coloured to be Black. He recounts his childhood years, working as a journalist in the turbulent 80s, his time in England and his return to the “New South Africa”. In But he speaks so well, Ivan Johnson’s gripping memoir, the author describes his experiences of growing up on the Cape Flats, joining the Struggle and achieving success in a lily-white advertising world. Ivor Price conducts the conversation.

Making us and breaking us – Elections from the days of Shaka to Cyril

Met Matthew Blackman, Nick Dall en Marianne Thamm

Taal: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 29 April 13:00
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Daar is soveel prominente draaipunte in Suid-Afrika se geskiedenis: Uniewording, die donker periode van Apartheid, en die eerste demokratiese verkiesing … Maar wat weet ons wat agter die skerms aangegaan het? In hul opspraakwekkende Spoilt Ballots haal Matthew Blackman en Nick Dall die geraamtes uit die kas. Marianne Thamm laat hulle die sluier lig oor “verkiesings” wat al byna vergete geraak het, soos toe Koning Shaka tereggestel is, en toe Cyril Ramaphosa in 2017 as oorwinnaar by Nasrec weggestap het.

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Making us and breaking us – Elections from the days of Shaka to Cyril

With Matthew Blackman, Nick Dall and Marianne Thamm

Language: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 29 April 13:00
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

There are many prominent turning points in South Africa’s history – when the country became a Union, the dark days of Apartheid, the first democratic elections … But how much do we actually know of what happened behind the scenes? In their controversial Spoilt Ballots, Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall shake the skeletons from the closet. They speak to Marianne Thamm about almost forgotten historical “elections”, like when King Shaka was executed, and when Cyril Ramaphosa walked away victoriously at Nasrec in 2017.

Eugene

Met Kirby van der Merwe en Ingrid Jones

Taal: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 29 April 14:30
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Eugene ken van skollies, gangsters, muggers en crooks. Hy is streetwise, al lyk hy deesdae soos iemand uit die upper-middle class. Maar nou, baie jare later, word Eugene van moord aangekla. Kirby van der Merwe kom gesels oor sy priemende roman oor vriendskap en verraad. Tydens die skryf daarvan was hy die Jakes Gerwel Stigting en PEN Afrikaans se inwonende skrywer in Somerset-Oos.

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Eugene

With Kirby van der Merwe and Ingrid Jones

Language: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 29 April 14:30
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

Eugene knows all about the world of skollies, gangsters, muggers and crooks. He is streetwise, even if he looks like somebody from the upper-middle class these days. But now, many years later, Eugene is charged with murder. Kirby van der Merwe talks about his compelling novel about friendship and betrayal. While working on the book, Kirby was a writer in residence at Paulet House in Somerset East, hosted by the Jakes Gerwel Foundation and PEN Afrikaans.

Vele tongvalle, een taal

Met Jeremy Vearey, Anzil Kulsen, Elvis Saal en Gerda Odendaal

Taal: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 30 April 10:00
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Is Afrikaans gelyk aan Standaardafrikaans? Waar pas variëteite soos Khoi-Afrikaans, Kaapse Afrikaans, Moesliemafrikaans – om enkeles te noem – in? Die paneel ontrafel vrae oor die ontstaan en die wesensaard van Afrikaans. Die uitstalling Afrikaans aan die praat, wat die ontstaansgeskiedenis van die taal kleurvol uitbeeld, kan ook besigtig word.

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Vele tongvalle, een taal

With Jeremy Vearey, Anzil Kulsen, Elvis Saal and Gerda Odendaal

Language: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 30 April 10:00
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

Is Afrikaans any different from Standard Afrikaans? Where do varieties like Khoi Afrikaans, Cape Afrikaans, Muslim Afrikaans – to name but a few – fit in? The panellists cover topics such as the origin and nature of the language. Festivalgoers can also enjoy Afrikaans aan die praat – a colourful exhibition on the history of the language’s origins.

What happened to the country of Steve Biko?

Met Hlumelo Biko en Bongani Kona 

Taal: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 30 April 11:30
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Hlumelo, seun van Mamphela Ramphele en wyle Steve Biko, beskryf sy beroemde ouers se liefde vir mekaar in Black Consciousness – A Love Story. Dit vertel ook hoe die Swart Bewussynsbeweging in die 1970s onder ’n groep beginselvaste, ambisieuse studente aan die Universiteit van Natal posgevat het. Die boodskap van selfliefde en selfbeskikking onder swart mense het gehelp om ons geskiedenis onherroeplik te verander. Maar hoe belangrik is konsepte soos swart identiteit en Ubuntu in die land waarin ons nou leef? Hoe sou Steve Biko vandag oor die stand van sake oordeel?

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What happened to the country of Steve Biko?

With Hlumelo Biko and Bongani Kona 

Language: Eng
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 30 April 11:30
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

In Black Consciousness – A Love Story, the son of Mamphela Ramphele and the late Steve Biko, Hlumelo, pens the tale of his famous parents’ love for each other. It also tells the story of how the Black Consciousness Movement was started in the 1970s by a group of principled, ambitious students at Natal University. Their message to black people of autonomy and self-love accelerated extraordinary changes in South Africa. But how meaningful are concepts pertaining to black identity and Ubuntu in the country today? What would Steve Biko’s verdict be if he was still alive?

Opdrifsel

Met Philip Rademeyer, Brendan Daniels, Tinarie van Wyk Loots en Cornelia Faasen

Taal: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovasiespasie
Datum en tyd: 30 April 13:15
Tydsduur: 60 min
Prys: Gratis, bespreek by theo@jgf.org.za

Cornelia Faasen gesels met die skrywer en akteurs van die ontroerende drama Opdrifsel op vanjaar se feesprogram. Dié bekroonde stuk gaan oor ouers wat hulself én mekaar in die donker gat van rou verloor nadat hulle enigste kind sterf. Gaan kyk na die opvoering en kom gesels saam oor die meesleurende verhaal wat nou ook as boek beskikbaar is.

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Opdrifsel

With Philip Rademeyer, Brendan Daniels, Tinarie van Wyk Loots and Cornelia Faasen

Language: Afr
Venue: ATKV Innovation Lounge
Date and time: 30 April 13:15
Duration: 60 min
Entry: Free, book at theo@jgf.org.za

Cornelia Faasen is in conversation with the playwright and actors of the stirring drama Opdrifsel on this year’s festival programme. The award-winning play explores how a mourning couple lose themselves and each other after the death of their teenage son. Watch the play and join the discussion of this moving story, now also available as a book.