Thursday 13.2 at 6pm at Arkadia: A Proudly South African Evening with writer Suzanne van Rooyen

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to A Proudly South African Evening with Suzanne van Rooyen on Thursday 13.2 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

South Africa is known as the ‘rainbow nation’ for its cultural diversity, as a nation that triumphed over oppression and segregation. South African author, Suzanne van Rooyen, will be talking about why she is proudly South African and how her heritage has influenced her writing, specifically her brand new young adult novel, The Other Me – a story set in Johannesburg and inspired by her high school experiences.

So come and enjoy some South African wine, traditional treats and the music of this eclectic nation.


Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Suzanne van Rooyen

is a tattooed storyteller from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing, she teaches dance and music to middle schoolers and entertains her shiba inu, Lego. Her novels include OBSCURA BURNING, THE OTHER ME and the forthcoming I HEART ROBOT. Visit her website to find out more: