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American Cultural Ambassador, Brenda Flanagan, to Visit Equal Education Bookery

On Friday, 22 June 2012, at 10h00, Professor Brenda Flanagan will visit Equal Education’s (EE) Bookery in Cape Town. She will volunteer at the Bookery and interact with EE members and writers.

Known internationally for her dramatic presentations of her stories and poems, Professor Flanagan teaches creative writing, Caribbean and African-American literatures as well as literary analysis.  In May 2006 she was named the first Armfield Professor of English.  Professor Flanagan has won numerous awards for her fiction and drama in the United States and serves frequently as a cultural ambassador for the US Department of State, with recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Chad, Panama and India.

EE’s Bookery, on 20 Roeland Street, Cape Town, is a depot where books suitable for either primary or secondary school learners can be donated. A committed team of volunteers then sort, shelve, cover, label and catalogue the books. They are then used to establish libraries in schools. The Bookery has opened 18 libraries since 2010.

Members of the press are invited to arrive at 09h45.

For more information please contact Cosmas Mabeya on 082 298 9972


Carla GoldsteinAmerican Cultural Ambassador, Brenda Flanagan, to Visit Equal Education Bookery