Upcoming Bay Area Events with Sister Abegail Ntleko

Posted by – January 19, 2016
Categories: Event Info


North Atlantic Books will be welcoming Sister Abegail Ntleko to the Bay Area for several speaking engagements this spring. Sr. Ntleko is a recipient of the Unsung Heroes of Compassion award, presented by the Dalai Lama, and author of the book Empty Hands: One Woman’s Journey to Save Children Orphaned by AIDS in South Africa.

Born in a rural village in KwaZulu-Natal, Sister Abegail overcame tremendous obstacles to obtain an education and become a nurse, eventually becoming one of South Africa’s preeminent community activists. Now in her 80s, Sister Abe has built and managed two orphanages serving hundreds of young people and has helped thousands of children and families affected by HIV. She has also personally adopted and fostered more than 30 children, and her latest project, the Kulungile Care Centre in Underberg, South Africa, has become home for her large family.

Sister Abegail will be speaking at four locations around the Bay Area this Spring. We hope you can join us!

February 24, 7:00 pm
In conversation with Meg Styles, founder of The Gretta Foundation
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549
This is a free event, but registration is required.

February 28, 7:00 pm
In conversation with Eugene Cash at San Francisco Insight Mediation Community
San Francisco Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
This is a free event.

February 29, 7:15 pm
In conversation with Andrew Harvey at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., West Marin, CA 94973
This is a free event.

March 4, 7:00 pm
In conversation with Matthew Fox at Book Passage, Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925
This is a free event.
Watch this short video to learn more about Sister Abegail and the kids at Kulungile:

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About the Author

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2007, Julia was delighted to find out that “professional book recommender” was a job. She has been working in marketing and publicity with independent Bay Area publishers ever since. She joined North Atlantic Books in 2014. She lives with her husband and two very nice cats in Oakland.