Don’t miss the launch of The Reb and the Rebel at the South African Jewish Museum
UCT Press, the Kaplan Centre, the South African Jewish Museum and the Gitlin Library invite you to the launch of The Reb and the Rebel: Jewish Narratives in South Africa 1892-1913, edited by Carmel Schrire and Gwynne Schrire.
The Reb and the Rebel contains three previously unpublished autobiographical works mainly covering the period 1892-1913: a diary, a poem and a memoir. The first two were written by Yehuda Leib Schrire (1851-1912), and are set in a number of countries including Lithuania, Holland, England and South Africa. The third is by his son, Harry Nathan (1895-1980).
Few of the early immigrants to South Africa were writers, let alone poets, and the social history provided in these documents embellishes and enlivens the picture of South African Jewish communities at the turn of the 20th century.
The launch will take place at the South African Jewish Museum on Wednesday, 25 May.
See you there!
- Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016
- Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
- Venue: Nelson Mandela Auditorium
South African Jewish Museum
88 Hatfield Street
Cape Town | Map
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