New Arrivals 10th to 16th of July 2016

Breytenbach (C.) photo. & Barrow (B.) text THE SPIRIT OF DISTRICT SIX,
107pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1970) 2016. R225
A reprint of Cloete Breytenbach's photographs taken in District Six from 1956 to 1966. Journalist Brian Barrow wrote his observations of the community during the same period.
Mofokeng (S.) & , Chuang (J.) eds. SANTU MOFOKENG, Stories: Concert at Sewefontein/ Funeral/ 27 April 1994
34pp. + 43pp. + 34pp., 4to., illus., paperbacks, in brown envelope , Göttingen, 2016. R1450
The next 3 books in the photobook series, Santu Mofokeng Stories. The photographs in books 2-4 were all taken in Bloemhof, an agricultural town in the North West, and focus on the Maine family, with whom Santu Mofokeng stayed while working as a documentary photographer for the University of the Witwatersrand.

The photographs in "Concert at Sewefontein" (book 2) show the tenant labour community of Bloemhof singing and performing. "Funeral" (book 3) records the burial of farm resident Miriam Maine, and "27 April 1994" (book 4), captures Bloemhof residents participating in South Africa’s first democratic elections.

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