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Reading: Desmond Tutu at the Centre for the Book

God's DreamExclusive Books and Pan Macmillan are pleased to invite you to a public reading from God’s Dream, the new book by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams, with illustrations by Leuyen Pham.

Nobel peace laureate Tutu himself will be reading from the book. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, 19 December 2008
  • Time: 11:30 PM for 12:00 PM
  • Venue: Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street
    Cape Town | Map
  • RSVP:, 011 731 3440

About the Book

Human beings have many differences: we speak different languages, have different customs and think in different ways. Yet we are all God’s children, and God dreams that, like any family, we will learn to love each other and to live in peace together.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a vision of God’s dream, which he shares here with the youngest of readers. It involves people who reach out and hold each other’s hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt each other — and say they’re sorry and forgive. It’s a wish that everyone will see they are brothers and sisters, no matter their way of speaking to God, no matter the size of their nose or the shade of their skin. Aided by vibrant artwork evoking such images as a rainbow and a sharing circle, Tutu offers the essence of his ubuntu philosophy, a wisdom so clear and crystalline that even the smallest child can understand.

About the Author

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. Tutu was elected and ordained the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa). Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and is currently the chairman of The Elders. Tutu also campaigns to fight AIDS, poverty and racism. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, and the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005.

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