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Book Launch for Prof George Euvrard

Date: 20 October 2017 17:00 - 20 October 2017 18:00
Location: Senior Common Room
Organiser: Prof George Euvrand (Phone 046 603 8383)
Event Type: Alumni

Book Launch for Prof Euvrard’s ground-breaking ‘JDE The Original South African Cryptic Crossword’

Date:               Friday 20 October 2017

Time:              17h00 (5pm)

Venue:            Senior Common Room

Bring along:   A pen or pencil

Guest Speakers         

Sandy Balfour (international crossword aficionado and best-selling author) and Prof Russell Kaschula (NRF SARChI Chair: Intellectualisation of African Languages, Multilingualism & Education).

Background

Every major English newspaper in South Africa has a regular cryptic crossword, but they are all syndicated from the United Kingdom and are London-centric in identity, culture and worldview. Over the past few years Prof Euvrard has been researching and developing a uniquely South Africanised cryptic crossword that is in the classic English genre but with a proudly local identity and outlook in terms of people, heritage and language. These crosswords are now published weekly in Grocott’s Mail and the Mail & Guardian, and this book is a compilation therefrom.

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