Biographies and autobiographies: two new books to look out for

Stories of people’s lives continue to fascinate readers, and many Cape Town book enthusiasts will be excited about two new South African books hitting our shelves. Both focus on the tales of Jewish characters from South Africa: trade unionist and political figure, Leon Levy; and sports and music promoter, Cedric Kushner, who became a major figure in the sports and entertainment industry in the United States.

Leon Levy has written the story of his own life himself, while the account of Cedric Kushner’s career and colourful life is told by Hout Bay resident, Barry Cohen.

The South African Jewish Museum (SAJM) and the Jacob Gitlin Library have joined forces to bring these books to you, holding events with talks about both books. While the event for the Leon Levy book took place towards the end of March, the other book event is scheduled
for 16 April.

Both books can be purchased from the SAJM Gift Shop and are available for borrowing from the Jacob Gitlin Library.

• Published in the April 2024 issue – Click here to start reading.

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