It was an evening of literature, poetry, food and wine with a backdrop of beautiful views from the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed on Friday September 11. Open Book Cape Town authors, the Nigerian writer Okey Ndibe (Foreign Gods, Inc), Dutch author Saskia Goldschmidt (The Hormone Factory), South African musician and author Nakhane Touré (Piggy Boy’s Blues) and Kenyan author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Dust) discussed their books with This Is Africa‘s Nancy Onyango. They also took questions from the floor posed by a much-enthused and diverse audience kept up to speed by the brilliant MC, Didintle Ntsie.
Adrian “Diff” van Wyk and Juzaida Swain dazzled and moved the audience with incisive, eloquent words in their solo spoken word poetry presentations. Check out images below of what went down.
A worker inspect facilities on an upstream oil drilling platform at the Total oil platform at Amenem, 35 kilometers away from Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta. Amenem is the hub of Total oil production with two oil well producing over 100,000 barrels of crude daily. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)
Oil drums. Photo: Getty
Jehovah’s Witnesses sharing their faith Source: jw.org
SAPS and minors shot at Marikana on August 16, 2012. Image: Siphiwe Sibeko, Reuters
An oil pipeline in Chad. Photo: Reuters
Photos by Oyama Botha.