14.10.2009 - Frankfurt Book Fair - Literaturcafé Podcast
June 20095.06.2009 Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa - 6 pm
Text from the Goethe Institute Brochure
"I´ll never stop missing Mrs Balls´chutney or peppermint crisp chocolates, but I can get just as excited about Italian cuisine or films (…) or the thought of my mother-in-law´s home-made pretzels and Obazta wating for me when we travel to Bavaria".
South African journalist Anli Serfontein grew up in Johannesburg and has lived in Germany for more than 10 years. Last year she released her first book “From Rock to Kraut”. Therein she reflects her observations – in a subjective, but humorous and entertaining manner – and writes about her experiences in the rather small and tranquil city of Trier. By now a second edition of the book has been released for the German market, with the title “Basteln, Wandern und Putzen” (“Crafting, Hiking and Cleaning”) and has been selected by Vito von Eichborn as book of the month for the Edition BoD (Books on Demand) in August 2008.
Various emigrants - South Africans living in Germany and Germans living in South Africa - discuss cross-cultural images and stereotypes, the phenomenon of culture shock and different self-perceptions and those of the other.
In cooperation with WITS School of Social Sciences
26.5.2009 19h30 University Bookshop Stephanus.
Im Treff 23, Tarforst, Trier
Reading with South African wine-presentation.
Entry: € 7.50
Students: € 5.00
Südafrikanisches Temperament trifft Trierer
Kleinstadtidylle: Autorin Anli Serfontein liest aus ihrer Neuerscheinung
„Basteln, Wandern and Putzen“
April 2009 20-22.4.2009 - London Book Fair
From Rock to Kraut bottom right at the London Book Fair
March 200912.3.2009 - 15.3.2009 - Leipzig Book Fair
January 200915.1.2009 - University of Trier, Africa Lecturers Series
9th December - 19h30 reading at Buchhandlung Stephanus, Trier.(Cancelled because of heavy snowfalls)
Im Treff 23
Entrance fee: € 5,-
7th November - 19h30 reading at English Books, Heidelberg.English Books
TV - SWR RP Landesschau - 28 October - 18h45Anli was a live guest in the Regional Television News Magazine.
Tuesday the 28th of October at 18h45 in SWR Rheinland Pfalz - Landesschau
Radio - SWR 1 and SWR 4 Trier - Interview - 28 October
Frankfurt Book Fair - the world's biggest Book Fair
Both editions were on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair 15-19 October.
From Rock to Kraut was in the independent press section, of
SeptemberSelected as Vito von Eichborn's Book of the Month and printed in a new edition as "Basteln, Wandern and Putzen: From South Africa to Trier - living among the Krauts".
MarchFrom Rock to Kraut was on display at the Leipzig Book Fair at the BoD booth.
Anli at the Leipzig Book Fair March 2008