Zephany Nurse event at Open Book Festival


Open Book Festival has announced it will be hosting the event, Zephany: Two Mothers One Daughter, on September 8 at the Fugard Theatre.

Zephany by Joanne Jowell
Zephany by Joanne Jowell

This will be a discussion between Miché Solomon and Joanne Jowell about this astonishing new memoir. Solomon was kidnapped as a baby, Zephany Nurse.

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Join The Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre for the ninth Open Book Festival which takes place from 4 to 8 September this year.

Zephany: Two Mothers One Daughter, will take place on Sunday 8 September at 10:00 in The Fugard Theatre. Author Joanne Jowell will be in conversation with Miché Solomon. The kidnapping of baby Zephany from the cot beside her mother’s hospital bed made headline news and Zephany: Two Mothers One Daughter is her story, the story of Zephany Nurse, who grew up believing she was Miché Solomon.

Tickets to the event cost R45 and can be booked at Webtickets.

In addition to 150 events of book launches, readings, workshops, performances and panel discussions, Open Book Festival also hosts the popular Comics Fest, #cocreatePOETICA and various children’s and outreach programmes. Venues for the event include hosts The Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre as well as the District Six Homecoming Centre and the A4 Arts Foundation. Selected events will also take place outside the city centre, including Elsies River Library and Ottery Library.

The ninth Open Book Festival takes place from 4 to 8 September at the hosting venues The Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre, as well as events at the District Six Homecoming Centre and The A4 Arts Foundation, from 10:00 to 21:00 each day. For further information and the full programme, visit www.openbookfestival.co.za

Bookings can be made at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za

A Festival Day pass costs R150 and allows the holder to book for six events. (A Day pass on 8 September costs R100 to book for four events). A Full Festival pass costs R600 and allows the holder to book for 30 events.

All events, including free events, require a ticket for access.

Open Book Festival is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, the District 6 Museum, the A4 Arts Foundation, the Townhouse Hotel, Novus Holdings, the Embassy of Sweden, the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the HCI Foundation and sponsored by Leopard’s Leap, Open Society Foundation, City of Cape Town, Pan Macmillan, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, Penguin Random House, African Centre for Cities, UCT Creative Writing Department, University of Stellenbosch English Department, Canada Council of the Arts, the Western Cape Government and the Windham Campbell Prizes.

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