Adults’ Programme

Jozi’s Books and Blogs Festival is an annual community event which aims to showcase acclaimed authors, bloggers and journalists so as to inspire and challenge the young and old in our communities to become more involved in reading and writing.

When: Sunday, 30th July 2017

Where: SBSM INDEPENDENT SCHOOL, Gate 3, 24 Salvia Street, Extension 3, Lenasia

Time: 9h30 to 16h00

10h00 – 10h30:OPENING with Mr Pravin Gordhan – Patidar Hall – MC: SBSM Independent School Principal Mr Jateen Nana 

09h00 – 16h00

Patidar Hall Foyer – PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION – Photographic Exhibition: #Jozisbbf2017 invites you to an exhibition of original works by Photographer and Author Fakir Hassen, Food and Arts blogger Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (ShootCake) and the Roshnee Photography Club.

ADULT PROGRAMME – RED, BLUE and GREEN ROOMS

10h45 – 12h00

ADULT Session 1 – LITERATURE AND SPORT – RED ROOM

Author and Cricket Commentator Aslam Khota, Author Yusuf Garda, Multi sports editor Nazli Hamilton (SuperSport), Ajit Gandabhay (Non Racial Sport History Project), Abdul Manack and Author Jann Weeratunga (Polly’s Piralympics) discuss sports and literature with Swimming Instructress Bibi Fatima Ameen (Splash In) and Dimple Paima Patidar (Wits University).

MC:  Principal Naazim Adam (Impala Crescent Primary School)

ADULT Session 2 – THE ROLE OF LOVE IN STORIES – BLUE ROOM

Author Qarnita Loxton (Being Kari), Author Tumelo Moleleki (Her Heart), Author Zaheera Walker (Beautiful Chaos), Author Ashleigh Giannoccaro  (28 Boys) and Author Yousuf Tilly (Come Back Abayomi) discuss the role of love in stories with Poet Khalida Moosa and Author Saffiya Ismail (Riding the Samoosa Express).

MC: Blogger Sabeeha Mosam

12h15 – 13h45

ADULT Session 1 – TEACHING ASSERTIVENESS TO OUR CHILDREN – RED ROOM

Author and Educational Psychologist Jo Hamilton talks to parents and teachers about her Assertiveness Toolbox which helps children cope with teasing, meanness and bullying.

MC: Nadia Cassim (IRTIQA)

ADULT Session 2 – LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN BLOG – COMPUTER LAB

Adults have the opportunity to learn to learn how to create a blog with Food and Arts blogger Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (ShootCake) and Digital Strategist Naeem Mayet.

Teachers: Mrs N. Lakha, Mrs K. Sivrathan, Mr D. Jeyakumar

ADULT Session 3 – CELEBRATING AUTHOR ACHMAT DANGORBLUE ROOM

Chaired by Journalist Hasina Kathrada.

MC: Sheetal Daya (SBSM  School)

14h00 – 15h30

ADULT Session 1 – TAKE ‘OUR STORIES’ BACK TO SCHOOLS – RED ROOM

Take our stories back to schools with Author Elinor Sisulu (The Day Gogo Went to Vote), Author Bontle Senne (Shadow Chasers Book 1: Powers of the Knife), Author Shafinaaz Hassim (Nisaa Qamar and the Master of Jinniaville), Author Fiona Khan (Beneath the Baobab Tree), Author Dr Zaheera Jina (Surprise!, Riding the Samoosa Express), Taahirah Chohan (SUHAYLA BOOKS) and Author Fatuma Abdullah (Akiki Stories) discuss the way forward with Freelance researcher, Writer and Political Analyst Ayesha Kajee.

MC: Dharmisha Cvetkovic (Geza and the Bee, Who am I?)

ADULT Session 2 – BOOK LAUNCH – BLUE ROOM

Novel: Being Kari

Author Pamela Power will be in conversation with Author Qarnita Loxton about her debut novel Being Kari.

MC: Hinesh Vithal (National Park Trilogy)

ADULT Session 3 – BOOK LAUNCH – GREEN ROOM

Book: A Giant Tree has Fallen

Dr Layla Cassim will be in conversation with Abdul Bemath, Professor Rukudzo Murapa and Zeinoul Abedien Cajee about Ali Al’amin Mazrui, his life, his work and the book attributed to him.

MC: Ashraf Patel

15h30 – 16h00

CLOSING and AWARD CEREMONY with Principal Jateen Nana, Dimple Paima Patidar, Nadia Cassim (IRTIQA) and ROSHGOLD NEWS Team

Patidar Hall

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