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Odyssey of a South African Opera Singer

Event Date 
13 February 2018
Venue 
The Book Lounge, Cape Town

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Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to join us for the book launch of Odyssey of a South African Opera Singer : 

  • Date:  Tuesday, 13 February 2018
  • Time:  17:30 for 18:00
  • Venue:  The Book Lounge
  • Address:  71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town, 8001
  • RSVP:  The Book Lounge on 021 462 2425 or booklounge@gmail.com

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About the Book:

An inspiring story of one man’s rise from poverty and oppression to success and fame in the international world of opera...
 
It is a difficult undertaking for any human to escape the cycle of poverty, but to do so from one of the world’s most complex political systems, with a brutal history of segregation and deprivation, is nothing short of a miracle. Yet Musa Ngqungwana’s story doesn’t end there. Not only did he manage to extricate himself from his impoverished past, but he found his way to the great opera houses of the world, attaining immense success in an affluent art form that bears no resemblance to his upbringing or culture. Musa’s life and career are proof that any human can overcome the devastating effects of discrimination and poverty.
 
Odyssey of an African Opera Singer  chronicles Musa’s journey from the townships of South Africa to the world stage. It is a story of hope, showing how humans, no matter their situation, have the opportunity to claim their gifts, develop them and use them to help others in need. A captivating story that will inspire anyone who has ever had a dream...