NEW WRITING FROM CAPE TOWN
Jade Gibson, Pat Fahrenfort and Dawn Garisch
This course consists of a series of discussions by new authors, based in Cape Town. What links the three authors is that they have all recently published autobiographical memoirs or semi-autobiographical fiction. Based on a true story, Jade Gibson’s Glowfly Dance focuses on the perspective, resilience and survival of children, and the failure of society to shield women from violence while protecting the perpetrators. Dawn Garisch is part of the Life Righting Collective which has published its first anthology, This is How It Is, a testament to the role played by regular creative practice in promoting mental health and social cohesion. Pat Fahrenfort’s memoir Spanner in the Works follows her forty six year journey in the workplace, tracing elements of sexual harassment and power relations as well as her meteoric rise during the years.
1. Glowfly dance Jade Gibson
2. A spanner in the works Pat Fahrenfort
3. This is how it is Dawn Garisch
Fahrenfort,P. Spanner in the Works. Cape Town:Umuzi.
Gibson, J. 2015. Glowfly Dance. Cape Town: Umuzi
Life Righting Collective. 2018. This Is How It Is. Johannesburg: Jacana.