Woman Zone Story Cafe – Kelly-Eve Koopman ‘Because I couldn’t kill you’

By MapMyWay
6 July 2020

Kelly-Eve Koopman, Woman Zone
Virtual Woman Zone Story Cafe on Saturday 11 July

Another virtual Woman Zone Story Cafe takes place on Saturday 11 July when Desiree-Anne Martin chats to Kelly-Eve Koopman about her book ‘Because I couldn’t kill you’.

“Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first virtual Story Cafe”, reads the invitation. “For those who missed that event why not join us for our next discussion.

As we’ve joined the Zoom generation we will, until restrictions are lifted, host a variety of virtual discussions for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.”

WHEN: Saturday 11 July at 2pm
WHERE: in the comfort of your own home  #WomanZoneFromHome
HOW: RSVP here and Woman Zone will send the Zoom link 

Because I couldn’t Kill you by Kelly-Eve Koopman 

In the shattered fantasy of rainbow-nation South Africa, there are many uncomfortable truths. Among these are family secrets – the legacies of traumas in the homes and bones of ordinary South African families.
Kelly-Eve Koopman is a multi-disciplinary artist with interests in many mediums including prose, film and theatre. She is one of the co-creators of the online sensation Coloured Mentality and is a co-director of Femme Projects, a feminist organisation committed to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights education in schools.


In February we hosted a wonderful Story Cafe with the girls from Glasgow: writer and poet NADINE AISHA JASSAT, writer and visual artist AMANDA THOMSON who were In Cape Town on the start of their journey through Africa as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Outriders,
Well, as we know the world changed around that time, and they were recalled to Scotland.

But we heard this week that the National Theatre of Scotland had asked Nadine to perform on its virtual programme Makar To Makars (poet to poet). Listen to her performance by going HERE  or to YouTube. How fabulous is this? She has named our Library as her favourite.