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Diepkloof Zone 1 Library Book Launch ” Spring Offensive” 28 October

Taxi Art Education Programme will be luanching Nokuthula Mazibuko’s book “Spring Offensive on the 28th of October at the Diepkloof Zone 1 Library. The author Nokuthula will be giving a brief overview of the story and her purpose in writing this book. Nokuthula Mazibuko was born in !973 in Soweto. She started working as a multi-media writer and researcher in 1997. In 2003, she was awarded the Bessie Head writing fellowship, which enabled her to complete Spring Offensive.

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The Taxi Art Education Programme (TAEP) will be launching Nokuthula Mazibuko’s book Spring Offensive on the 28th of October at the Diepkloof Zone 1 Library. The author Nokuthula will be giving a brief overview of the story and her purpose in writing this book. TAEP is collobarating with Nokuthula in this venture and we will be providing entertainment in terms of audio and visual arts. There will be Live portriature, a drama play based on the book and live music from Jimmy Diamonds, Biscuit Storm Ras Phil-Gary & Roxy Soul. A mini visual art exhibition composed of contributions from the TAEP learners and trainers to accompany the book luanch. The book launch is going to be the first of its kind in the Diepkloof Zone 1 area and its bound to be unforgettable, join us.

Spring Offensive is the story of the young people of South Africa who in the ninteen eighties formed military underground structrues, rendering the apartheid state unworkable. They were part of the groundswell that caused chaos and confusion in the country and literally set on fire the edifices of oppression. Often referred to as the “lost generation”, the youth organized to sabotage the state from within the townships, in neighbouring states as well as in the rest of the world. The story is told through the experiences of friends who belonged to MK units.

nokuthula_mazibuko.jpgA little bit about the author:

Nokuthula Mazibuko was born in !973 in Soweto. She started working as a multi-media writer and researcher in 1997. In 2003, she was awarded the Bessie Head writing fellowship, which enabled her to complete Spring Offensive. Her short stories appear on her website – www.thulacreative.co.za. She has also lectured on a part-time basis on feminism and African Literature.

For more information contact: Regii Mabengeza at  011 880 4242  /082 697 1996 or e-mail at [email protected], Bazukile at  011 447 3157  or [email protected]