Monday, 1 December 2014

An uplifting evening

with authors of Soccer Farm and Inspiring Champions

Benoit Knox, Lourens Erasmus and Dr Henning Gericke
BK Publishing hosted a live discussion with Mr Lourens Erasmus and Dr Henning Gericke, authors of Soccer Farm and Inspiring Champions, respectively, at the SMALL Artist Studio and Project Space in Rietondale, Pretoria. The purpose of the evening was to celebrate the publishing of the books, as well as to thank everyone who supported the authors in their writing and publishing journeys.

The evening was a great success. It was opened with readings from the respective books. Publisher Benoit Knox then opened the discussion, followed by questions for each of the authors. Members of the audience were also given an opportunity to ask the honoured guests questions. The audience was left inspired and uplifted by the captivating discussion.

There were a few well-known faces in the audience, including Cameron van der Burgh, Dan Skinstad, Jonathan Mokuena and Gerhard Swarts, all of whom wrote their ‘Green and Gold’ stories for Inspiring Champions. Marks Maponyane, the all-time top goal scorer for Kaizer Chiefs, and Lourens' hero “since [he] was twelve”, was also in the audience. Lourens personally thanked him in Setswana.

Knox says of Inspiring Champions and Soccer Farm, “They are two very different books, but both are filled with stories of human endeavour in the face of adversity, stories of personal growth and ambition, of pushing boundaries and living lives worth living. Two books that every South African should read.”

SMALL Artist Studio and Project Space
To order your copy of each book, visit For more details contact BK Publishing at +27 (0)12 342 5347 or

Look out for more photographs from this event in an upcoming post.

Press release by Andrea Vermaak

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