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Tag Archives | Johannesburg

Why read The Marriage Plot?
A Letter from Jeffrey Eugenides

The lover`s discourse was of an extreme solitude. The solitude was extreme because it wasn`t physical. It was extreme because you felt it while in the company of the person you loved. It was extreme because it was in your head, the most solitary of places. – From The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides If […]

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Big Announcement: Lady Gaga is Coming to South Africa

From TimesLive: In what has been the worst-kept secret of the week, Big Concerts announced on Monday that Lady Gaga is coming to South Africa later this year. The rumours had been swirling around social media for a while now, reaching fever pitch over the past few days after the concert promoter said they would […]

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The Kingsmead RMB Book Fair
Celebrating MAD Literacy

Kingsmead College and RMB Private Bank are hosting the first Kingsmead RMB Private Bank Book Fair on Saturday the 2nd of June 2012. Exclusive Books is the official retailer partner for the Book Fair, which will ensure that a wonderfully wide selection of books will be on sale. The Book Fair is open to neighbouring […]

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Sting: Back to Bass Tour in South Africa

Sting Back to Bass Tour

Sting will be touring South Africa from 24-28 March 2012. His visit to South Africa forms part of his international Back to Bass tour which marks and celebrates the 25th anniversary of his solo career. He will be performing at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg and the Grand Arena in Cape Town. If you don’t […]

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Coldplay Releases ‘Paradise’ Music Video Filmed in South Africa

Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

The international superact Coldplay has released the music video for their single, Paradise, taken from their upcoming album Mylo Xyloto. Times LIVE reports: The band, recently on tour in the country, said they were so taken by the beauty of the land, the cities and especially the sunshine, they decided to shoot a video here. Taking a break […]

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Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

About the Book: Set in a Johannesburg not unlike our own, the novel features Zinzi December, an underclass tough-chick with a witty mouth, a sloth on her back who pulls 419 scams for a living. She also occasionally finds lost things, for a fee of course. When she is hired to do her least favourite […]

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