Sunday, April 22, 2007

BookLaunch Pietersburg

Amid graceful ambience of sparkly faces and anticipation of what was to take place, Friday 20th April 2007 marked the day of the first official launch of Daughters are Diamonds, in Polokwane where I spent the most formative years of my life. A tribute to inaugurate a current project at my alma mater. Life the Journey, is speckled with reflective spots in the shade. Polokwane is one of these shady places for me, where I can often find time to recollect my thoughts, to paint and to write. The programme for the evening commenced at 8pm, at the Office Suites in Library Gardens, arranged by the property magnates, Moolman Group. About 200 guests were greeted in a lavish foyer amid frivolty, soft drinks and book sales/ signing. The response was phenomenal with above 50% sales on attendance, and the discussions engaged in during the Q&A were charged and deeply encouraging. Heres hoping that the momentum carries forth much energy to the string of an author tour ahead!

Programme MC - Jasmine Patel, CA, PWC

Guest Speaker- Glory - PWC Limpopo Regional Director

"The Challenges Faced by Black & Indian African Women @ home and in the Workplace"

Speaker - Julaikha Kalla / Damelin

Author Shafinaaz Hassim
Introducing Daughters are Diamonds; Reading extracts from the book; Q & A

PS: Image depicts preparations for the launch; foreground tables in foyer set for book display, sales and signing, background leads toward seminar room.


diatribe said...

coool shafs!

all the best!

Anonymous said...

hey gf! u go girlie!


Anonymous said...

i heard about the launch, pity i could nt make it! talk of the town :-) wish u much!


kimya said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you for a Spectacular event!

I must be honest, I had no idea what a book launch entails but if thats what it is then like keep at it! ALL THE BEST

E & S

Anonymous said...

The colour scheme did it for me!
Even at the book fair this week... the red is striking! Good luck!


Dreamlife said...

I'm glad it went well :)

Mukhtar Ahmad Khan said...


great :) inshAllah success grows from here forth..

t c

keep smiling