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Terry Kurgan and Alex Dodd’s Checking in to Hotel Yeoville / Imraan Coovadia Tales of the Metric System reading – Saturday, 24 May 2014

 

Still image from Nadine Hutton's satirical video artwork, Alien Invasion [or] burning people is as South African as braaivleis (2009)

Still image from Nadine Hutton's satirical video artwork, Alien Invasion [or] burning people is as South African as braaivleis (2009)

Join us on Saturday, 24 May 2014 at 11am for Terry Kurgan and Alex Dodd’s highly visual presentation Checking in to Hotel Yeoville. It begins by looking at contemporary South African representations of alienation (including Rian Malan’s essay collection, Resident Alien, and Neil Blomkamp’s science fiction blockbuster film, District 9); reflect on the making of Hotel Yeoville as a collaboration with a hybrid mix of professionals from across the African continent and the globe; and conclude with a quest that seeks to “establish bonds of care across boundaries”.

 Imraan Coovadia's reading from his forthcoming novel Tales of the Metric System (to be published by Umuzi in 2015) will provide a special insight into the unfolding of the novelist’s working method and explore, in literary form, the theme of how friendships are formed across borders that exist in the mind and the body.

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