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Imago Finally Fully Eclosed

Imago No. 1, Spring, 2008 Peter Merrington and Sophy KohlerFriday 14th November saw the final stage in the re-emergence of Imago on to Cape Town’s literary scene. The 2008 version of the journal, with its origins in the 80s, was met with much enthusiasm and support not only from its current contributors but also from those who had once been published between its pages, and those who simply knew the name.

Diane Awerbuck and Henrietta Rose-Innes After considering various possible launching venues, including Versailles at the suggestion of contributor Diane Awerbuck, we eventually settled on everyone’s favourite art gallery: Curious, Whetstone and Frankley. It would have taken too long to get everyone’s passports organised and, what with the current financial crisis, who can really afford to fly?

Peter Merrington Peter Merrington, the founder of Imago, had with him copies dating back to the first 1981 issue which kept people entertained but also made a valuable addition to his speech on the resurrection of this important journal.

We were left to judge the success of the launch by the general degree of drunkeness rather than the number of copies of the journal sold. But fun was had, Imago resurrected, and that was the main point.

Peter Merrington on Imago

Peter Merrington toasts Imago

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Launch gallery

Anneke van Belle and Chiara Gaylard Riaan, Sean Mitchell, Simon van Schalkwyk and Jennifer Malec Sophy Kohler Phillipa and John Higgins, Louise Green Kyle Fullerton and Anya Kohler Carlo Germeshuys and Matthew Kalil Amy Daneel and Sophy Kohler Peter Merrington, Simon van Schalkwyk and Peter Anderson

Contributors to Issue No. 1, Spring, 2008

Simon Abbott, Diane Awerbuck, Leila Bloch, Kyle Fullerton, John Higgins, Karen Jennings, Matthew Kalil, Jordan Kantey, Matthew Koehorst, Emma Lombard, Peter Merrington, Masande Ntshanga, Redvers, Farrah Schwab, Oliver Strang, Nick Wicht


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