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SCATTERLINGS: Rešoketšwe Manenzhe in Conversation with Garvia Bailey, followed by a Q&A. Live on Zoom. In support of African Grandmothers.

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We are delighted to welcome you to Contemporary African Voices. Thank you for your support. This event is a fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign which supports community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa who are turning the tide of HIV and AIDS.

We believe we come to know a country by reading its authors. As volunteers with the Grandmothers Campaign groups in Canada, we are keenly interested in coming to know the stories of the 15 sub-Saharan Africa countries where the Stephen Lewis Foundation partners work. Today we are hearing from an author from one of those countries, South Africa.

Live On Zoom on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 10 AM PST/ 1 PM EST/ 8 PM South African Time

Registration is required.

Recording available from Thursday, January 27 to Thursday, February 10, 2022

Rešoketšwe Manenzhe is a South African award-winning novelist, poet, and short story writer. Her novel Scatterlings won the 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Fiction and the 2020 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award. The Johannesburg Review of Books said: “Scatterlings is a brilliant piece of writing …. It is a compelling, original novel, ambitious in form, with a pioneering depth of research.”

The novel is set over a hundred years ago and chronicles a tale of migrancy seldom told in South Africa. It incorporates myth and ritual, and the stories of extraordinary, ordinary women.

Scatterlings is available from Amazon in both paper and Kindle format and from Book Depository in the UK.

Garvia Bailey is a Toronto based, Jamaica born journalist, producer, broadcaster, and former CBC host who is inspired and driven by the power of sharing our stories.

There is no charge for this event. Donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign are welcome and greatly appreciated. To make an online donation, please click here:

Donations of $20 and more will receive a charitable tax receipt directly from the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

This online event is presented by SLF Grandmothers Groups in Vancouver: East Van Gogos, Tikun Olam Gogos, VanGogos, Welisa Gogos, and West End Gogos.

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