Robin Malan, Known for His Ah Big Yaws: Seff Affrican English and the Poetry Anthologies He Edited before Getting Involved in Theatre, Teaching and Publishing, Will Speak at Fish Hoek Library's Literary Tea This Morning at 10am. Donation R15. RSVP to 021 784 2030/31

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Robin Malan, known for his Ah Big Yaws: Seff Affrican English and the poetry anthologies he edited before getting involved in theatre, teaching and publishing, will speak at Fish Hoek Library's literary tea this morning at 10am. Donation R15. RSVP to 021 784 2030/31.

Writing feels like one big adventure for Conn Iggulden and somehow that enthusiasm and joy is transmitted to his readers, which may explain his phenomenal success. Join Iggulden when he launches Conqueror with a thoroughly modern lunch at The Food Barn in Noorthoek next Saturday. The cost is R. To book, call 021 789 1390.

Timbuktu Books will launch The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the roots of a twentieth-century Sufi revival by Professor Rdiger Seesemann next Saturday from 5 to 7pm. Seesemann is professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He has previously lectured at Northwestern University, Evanston and specialises in the study of Islam in Africa. Attendance is free.

Timbuktu Books, Shop G03 Ground Floor, Stadium on Main, Main Road, Claremont. RSVP to or call 021 671 9819.

Helen Robinson will launch her new book, The Villages of the Liesbeek at the Josphine Mill, Boundary Road, Newlands, on Monday at 6pm. RSVP to Sybil Havenga on 021 761 4770 for catering purposes.

Norman Levy will launch his memoir The Final Prize: My life in the anti-apartheid Struggle, published by South African History Online as part of their Lives in Courage series. Levy will be in conversation with Dr Pallo Jordan.

The Book Lounge is at 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town. RSVP to either or call 021 462 2425.

l As a last hurrah for the Open Book Festival which took place last week, The Book Lounge is offering a 10% discount on selected titles by Open Book authors. There will be two clearly marked tables with this stock. If you have any feedback on the festival, e-mail Frankie at Frankie@openbookfestival. …