Browsing Category District Six

Adams (K.) comp. MEMORY KEEPERS, District Six
113 pp., illus., paperback, Betty's Bay, 2012. R180
Keith Adams interviews South African who grew up in District Six: soprano Ruth Goodwin, artist and poet Peter Clarke, poet James Matthews, poet and playwright Gladys Thomas, actor Bill Curry, artist Lionel Davis, and jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin.

Include portraits of the contributors by Garth Erasmus.

Keith Adams is currently the Director of St.Joseph's Adult Education Programme in Cape Town. He served as vice-president of the Congress of South African Writers, Western Cape region, and is a founder member of the arts collective, Vakalisa Arts Associates. He is also the South African editor for New Observations.
204 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R220
With co-authors Donna Ruth Brenneis and Shahena Wingate-Pearse.

Foreword by John Battersby.

Naz Gool Ebrahim, the niece of Cissie Gool, was a leading voice of resistance to the destruction of District Six under the Group Areas Act. She led the District Six residents' association in the late 1970s. She also travelled to the United States and Canada on speaking tours. On one of these trips she met Donna Ruth Brenneis, an American writer, who conducted many hours of interviews with Naz over several years. Naz died in 2005.

This informal history is created around Naz's memoirs, Donna Brenneis's recorded interviews, and a diary Naz's daughter, Shahena, kept during her three decades of exile in the USA. Shehena's daughter, Nasiema, played a key role in preparing this new manuscript.
Hallett (G.) & McKenzie (P.) eds. DISTRICT SIX REVISITED, photographs by George Hallett, Clarence Coulson, Jackie Heyns, Wilfred Paulse, Gavin Jantjes
110 pp., illus., hardback,, Johannesburg, 2007. R360
A collection of photographs of District Six. Includes short essays by George Hallett and Clarence Coulson and a poem about the district by James Matthews.
152pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2018. R385
A history of the early estates, houses, streets and residents of District Six and surrounds, Cape Town. This area was originally referred to as "behind the Castle".

Jim Hislop is the author of Wheatfields & Windmills.
Ngcelwane (N.) SALA KAHLE DISTRICT SIX, an African woman's perspective
160 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2018. R195
Nonvuyo Ngcelwane describes social life in District Six, where she was born and lived for 20 years, until her family were forcibly removed to Nyanga West in 1963. She now lives in Khayelitsha.
Pimstone (M.) THE JEWS OF DISTRICT SIX, another time, another place
81 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. OUT OF PRINT
This book accompanied the exhibition that was held at the South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, in 2012.

The book and exhibition set out to capture the lives of the Jews who lived in District Six, and makes extensive use of personal memoirs and a series of interviews conducted in the early 1980s by the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town.

Includes a 12 minute DVD.
212 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1986) 2012. R140
Introduction and notes on the classic novel by Robin Malan.

Author and scholar Richard Rive grew up in District Six.
Smith (T.) et al District Six Huis Kombuis, food & memory cookbook
273pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2016. R385
A collection of treasured family recipes and stories of food by former residents of District Six. The book grew out of a series of craft and textile design workshops held at the District Six Museum.