The Inside Joburg tour! Sat 5th June

The Inside Joburg tour! A decade of reading the city 2000-2010 2-hour tour of downtown Joburg with historian and heritage specialist, Sue Krige, urban specialist and Joburg enthusiast, Graeme Reid, architect and author of books on Johannesburg architecture, Clive Chipkin, & author of THE INSIDE JOBURG Book, Nechama Brodie  101 things to see and do in Joburg

Where: BOEKEHUIS Bookshop  Cnr. Lothbury and Fawley Streets,  Auckland Park (parking available)

When:   Saturday 5 June 2010 Downtown tour to start at 10:00am sharp from BOEKEHUIS.  (park and collect at Boekehuis from 9:30) Tour to last until 12:00, then drinks and snacks at Boekehuis with launch of The Inside Joburg book at 12 for 12:30
Cost Tour: R100.00 per person for tour (drinks and snacks included)

Cost of Book launch: Free  RSVP for INSIDE JOBURG tour (ASAP as there are only 50 places!! ) and RSVP for Book event:  by Thursday 3 June 2010 on 011 482 3609  or

About INSIDE JOBURG:  Inside Joburg is a pocket size book that takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the city and its surrounds – from ancient meteor strikes and the remarkable fossil discoveries at the Cradle of Humankind to  the people who have made Johannesburg famous, including Nelson Mandela and, Mahatma Gandhi, and iconic places such as Soweto, Alexandra and Lenasia. What makes this book special is its chapters on Gandhi’s Joburg, Mandela’s Joburg,  What to do if you’ve got only 24 hours in Joburg, What to do if you’ve got only 48 hours in Joburg, with itineraries for short-stay visitors. Inside Joburg also showcases the highlights of the city’s architecture, museums, art, music, festivals, sports, green spaces, dining out and shopping and has information relating to the soccer stadiums and FIFA 2010, best food, markets and entertainment. Nechama Brodie is the editor and co-author of the highly acclaimed contemporary history The Joburg Book published in 2008
Some books on on Johannesburg available from BOEKEHUIS  – 011 482 3609:
Johannesburg:  One City Colliding Worlds – Lindsay Bremner
New Babylon New Nineveh– Everyday Life on the Witwatersrand 1886-1914 – Charles van Onselen
Theatres of struggle and the end of apartheid – Belinda Bozzoli
Jobergers (photographic book) – Patrick de Mervelec
Johannesburg Portraits – from Lionel Philips to Sibongile Khumalo – Mike Alfred
A Place in the City – Rand on the Eve of Apartheid – Lulli Callinicos
The Notorious Syndicalist – JT Bain: a Scottish rebel in colonial South Africa – Jonathan Hyslop
Johannesburg Style – architecture and style – C Chipkin
Johannesburg Transition: Architecture and Society 1950 – 2000 – C Chipkin
Uniting a divided city: governance and social exclusion in Johannesburg – J Beall
A concise historical dictionary of Greater Johannesburg – Naomi and Reuben Musiker
Johannesburg: the making and shaping of the city – Keith Beavon
Emerging Johannesburg – Tomlinson
Ghandi’s Johannesburg – birthplace of Satygraha by E Itzkin
Soweto Inside Out – Edited by Adam Roberts & Joe Thloloe (Pengiun, 2004)
Soweto: a history – by Philip Bonner
Soweto Today – photographic book by Jurgen Schadeberg
Soweto 16 June 1976  editor. Elsabe Brink
The Endless City – Burdett, R & Sudjic, D     Phaidon – chapter on Jhb
Taming the Disorderly City – the spatial landscape of Johannesburg after Apartheid – artin Murray
Uplifting the Colonial Philistine: Florence Phillips and the Making of the Johannesburg Art Gallery – Jillian Carman
The Making of Global City Regions: Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai (Johns Hopkins Studies in Globalization) – K Segbers
The Drum Decade – stories from the 1950’s – ed by Michael Chapman
The Passion behind a city – Joburg!  Published in association with the Joburg Metro ouncil
Planning and Transformation: Learning from the Post-Apartheid Experience (RTPI Library Series) by Philip Harrison, Vanessa Watson, and Alison Todes
Joburg Circa Now with essays by amongst others, Antjie Krog, Ivan Vladislavic, Terry Kurgan, Jo Ractliffe, David Goldblatt, Penny Siopis
In the footsteps of Gandhi – an illustrated history of Johannesburg’s Linksfield Ridge and environs – Alkis Doucakis (Colors, 2007
Alexandra: A History – Phil Bonner and Noor Neftagodien
Youth to Youth: 30 Years after Soweto ’76  – George Hallett
Johannesburg: the Elusive Metropolis – Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe
Jo’burg – Guy Tillim (STE Publishers, 2005
I remember King Kong (The boxer) – Denis Hirson (Jacana, 2004
The Joburg Book: a guide to the city’s history, people & places edited by Nechama Brodie (2008)
Inside Joburg: 101 things to see and do by Nechama Brodie  (2010)
Postcards from Soweto by Moekone Molete  (2010)
Light on the Hill, building the Constitutional Court of South Africa – Bronwyn Law-Viljoen David Krut Publishing, 2006)
Art and Justice – the art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (David Krut Publishing, 2008)
From Jo’burg to Jozi, stories about Africa’s infamous city – Heidi Holland & Adam Roberts (Penguin, 2002
Soweto ’76, Reflections on the Liberation Struggle (Skotaville books, 2006)
Number Four – The Making of Constitution Hill (Penguin, 2006)
Tales from Jozi – photographs by Jurgen Schadeberg (Protea, 2007)
Portrait with Keys, Joburg & what-what – Ivan Vladislavic’ (Umuzi, 2006)
Now listen here – the life and times of Bill Jardine – Chris van Wyk (STE Publishers, 2003)
Chic Jozi –the savvy Style Companion by Nikki Temkin  (2009)
The Small Matter of a Horse – the Life of ‘Nongoloza’ Mathebula, 1867-1948 – Charles van Onselen
All Under Heaven, the story of a Chinese family in South Africa – Darryl Accone (David Philip, 2004)
Some novels on or situated in Johannesburg:
Kontrei  by Kleinboer
Midnight Missionary  by Kleinboer
Sad at the Edges by Joanne Richards
My Brother’s book by Joanne Richards
Welcome to our Hillbrow  by Phaswane Mpe
Brooding Clouds by Phaswane Mpe
Laduma by A.K.Thembeka
Jo’burg, die blues en ‚n swart Ford Thunderbird deur Vincent Pienaar
Kringfluit deur Vincent Pienaar
Triomf by Marlene van Niekerk
The Restless Supermarket by Ivan Vladislavic
The Exploded View by Ivan Vladislavic
Portrait with Keys – Ivan Vladislavic
People like ourselves by Pamela Jooste
Ponte City by Norman Ohler
People who have stolen from me by David Cohen 2004
Die man met die 13 kinders by  Harry Kalmer
Room 207 – Kgebetli Moele
Magenta – Denis Beckett
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, a childhood memoir – Chris van Wyk (Picador Africa, 2004)
Eggs to lay, chickens to hatch – Chris van Wyk (Picador, 2010)

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