Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gaborone Bed Book Launch!!!

Thursday 23rd of September, we launched The Bed Book of Short Stories at Mmabolao,The House of Beds, in Gaborone.

Our MC for the evening was Botswana's most celebrated poet- TJ Dema.

That's me (above) selling books, which we did quite a bit of that night. (yeah!)

Aamina Khan (right front) manager of Mmabolao and Deborah Morgan (right back) director of Mmabolao, listening attentively. They were both great!

Zimbabwean writer Novuyo Rosa Tshuma came all the way from Johannesburg where she is studying, to read us an excerpt from her story "In Bed with Ikeji". This is her third bed launch attendance. Five stars for the lovely Novuyo!!

Below is Malawian Luso Mnthali (right) with a friend. She lives in Cape Town and we were lucky to have her in Gaborone. She read from her story "A Requiem for Daniel".

Dr. Leloba Molema from the University of Botswana (below) was our guest speaker and she did a fantastic job!

Our very own uber-talented Gothataone Moeng read from her story"Lie Still Heart: Scenes from a Girlhood Devoured".

Some of the guests among the beds.

We had a FANTASTIC time!
Thanks everyone!!


Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

The Gaberone launch looks fantastic fun, Lauri! So glad it was a success.

Writerdelic said...

Had a fab time Lauri, such a beautiful launch, so Gabs, great seeing you again

groovyoldlady said...

That's looks like so much more fun than launching in a giant "Box" store. Hurray for a great day!

LKJ said...

Lovely photos, Lauri. So glad you had a good turnout. I met Dr Molema at the Women's Words conference in Joburg last month. What an impressive woman. So glad she graced our book's Botswana launch with her presence.

Anonymous said...

How cool is that. I love it!!!

Val said...

big congratulations Lauri! it looks like a wonderful successful event Vx

Helen Ginger said...

The Bed Book of Short Stories is next on my stack to read! Yay!

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