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Book Launch: Burning at Hole in the Page by Robin Malan at Lobby Books

Invitation to the launch of Burning a Hole in the Page by Robin Malan

Burning a Hole in the Page: A reader's guide to 70 South African writersRobin Malan and His Raffle Winnings!Shuter is proud to invite you to the launch of Burning a Hole in the Page: A reader’s guide to 70 South African writers by Robin Malan. Please note the change in venue to Lobby Books at the Idasa premises in Cape Town.

About the book

In these pages, readers will find intriguing anecdote and new information about writers to further whet their appetite for deeper exploration. This alphabetical guide offers a brief biography of each writer, a selected bibliography, a sample of their writing, and some comment on the writers and their work.

Author/Compiler, Robin Malan has spent his working life teaching English. He is the compiler of various well-known anthologies of poems, plays and short stories. He is the Chairperson of the South African national section of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People. In 2001, he was awarded the Molteno Medal for Lifetime Service to Literature.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, 08 April 2010
  • Time: 6:30 PM for 7:00 PM
  • Venue: Lobby Books,
    Idasa Building, Ground Floor
    6 Spin Street, Cape Town
  • RSVP: Victoria Paine,

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Don’t Miss The African Book of Days by Julia Stewart

The African Book of DaysJulia StewartThe African Book of Days, by Julia Stewart, is a combination of African cultural history and African success stories. It identifies Africans who are heroes, role models, paradigm shifters or simply the best in their fields. It extols some of Africa’s many natural wonders and captures some key and defining moments in sub-Saharan African history.

In a region rife with poverty and lacking the opportunities, facilities and funding of more developed regions of the world, personal success is often held back, especially in creative and scientific fields. Against this backdrop, these achievements burn all the more brightly and make The African Book of Days a truly inspiring read.

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Upcoming Planet Mouse Events

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Planet Mouse is a series aimed at the pre-teen market, written by Deborah Ewing, a Durban researcher and child-rights activist.

The hero of the five books in the series is a boy called Mouse growing up in Wentworth, whose main interests are soccer and astronomy. While following his life, the stories also touch on serious topics such as drugs, corrupt policemen and disappearing fathers.

Ewing will be doing readings at city primary schools soon. The books are currently available at publisher Shuter and Shooter’s customer services department at 033 846 8772 or e-mail Contact us for more details of the events.
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Book Launch and IBBY Book Bash: Robin Malan’s A-Z of African Writers

A-Z of African Writers Launch and IBBY Book Bash Invite

Join Robin Malan and friends at the IBBY SA Autumn Book Bash this May 7th – an event that will double as the official launch for Malan’s A-Z of African Writers: A Guide to African Writing in English.
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Help Our Planet: Join Shuter & Shooter Publishers for Earth Hour this Saturday

Shuter & Shooter Publishers has signed on with Earth Hour South Africa, and would like to invite all readers to do the same. Come join what could be the single most powerful demonstration of global solidarity on any matter in the history of the planet.
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Time of the Writer Revolves Around Planet Mouse Launch!

Wentworth Youth - consulted for plot! Deborah Ewing Eric Applegren and Betsy Greyling

Deborah Ewing’s Planet Mouse series, comprising several new, exciting detective stories for youths, was launched at the Time of the Writer literary festival on Friday night.

The books tell of the story of a 12 year old boy called Stanton, nicknamed “Mouse” because of the way he slides his hand from side to side, as if he is using a computer mouse, when he is getting ready to make a save in soccer.
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Launch of the New Planet Mouse Detective Series at the Time of the Writer

Accidents HappenLooking for CluesMy Sister is MissingSeeing Stars

Shuter & Shooter are pleased to invite you to the launch of Deborah Ewing and Diek Grobler’s new Planet Mouse series of detective stories for children, at the 2009 Time of the Writer.

On Mouse’s planet, strange things happen all the time – and he’s just the boy detective for the job. When his brother is arrested, when his sister disappears, Mouse is on the case! He also has some interesting adventures with his friend Pops, replete with danger and daring escapes.
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Human Rights Day Storytime Event with We Are All Born Free at the Book Lounge

We Are All Born FreeSaturday, March 21 2009 is South Africa’s Human Rights Day – and what better way to commemorate it than with Amnesty International’s We Are All Born Free?

Every man, woman and child on this planet is protected by 30 special articles – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948. Wherever we live, whoever we are, these are our rights and no one is allowed to take them away from us.

We Are All Born Free offers young children the opportunity to become familiar with their rights and responsibilities. Introduce your child to this book – featuring illustrations by many world-renowned artists (including Piet Grobler and Niki Daly) – at this special storytime event at the Book Lounge:
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Enter the Shuters 2009 Story Writing Competition

2009 Shuters Story Writing Competition

Shuters’ annual Story Writing Competition for children in primary and secondary schools is on! Win fabulous prizes – entries close 30 July 2009:
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New: Shuter’s Secure Online Catalogue is Live

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Shuter & Shooter is pleased to announce that our new secure online catalogue is live. Customers may order any of our titles, from educational to trade, via the easy-to-use category links or the catalogue’s excellent search function.

Please note: The old Shuters Shopping Cart will remain active and updated until 31 March 2009.
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