Book Launch: Boy on the Run by Welcome Mandla Lishivha

Date: 27 Oct 2022

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: The Commune

The Commune, in partnership with Jacana Media invite you to an in-person launch of Boy on the Run by Welcome Mandla Lishivha. Boy on the Run is a staggering exploration of identity through grief, love and friendship, giving us, Lishivha’s readers, a glorious song of self-expression.

Author: Welcome Mandla Lishivha is a freelance journalist and PhD candidate in Jurisprudence at the University of Pretoria. Welcome worked as a travel writer for Getaway magazine for three years and has written for the Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Daily Maverick, Mail & Guardian, Reuters, GQ and City Press, where he served as the Arts and Lifestyle Co-Editor.

Discussant/Facilitator: Maneo Refiloe Mohale is a South African editor, feminist writer and poet. Their work has appeared in various local and international publications, including Jalada, Prufrock, The Beautiful Project, Mail & Guardian,, and others. They’ve served as a contributing editor for the New York Times and i-D, among others. They were Bitch Media’s first Global Feminism Writing Fellow in their inaugural 2016 class, where they wrote on race, media, sexuality and survivorship.