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.
Bennett (B.) et. al. (eds.) FIELDS OF PLAY, football memories & forced removals in Cape Town
166 pp., oblong 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Catalogue of the exhibition, District Six Museum, Cape Town, 2010.

The exhibition focused on the history of football in Cape Town from 1892 until the mid-1960s and included the stories of ten sites where football was played: Shelley Street in Salt River, Langa, Hartleyvale, Rosmead, William Herbert, Athlone, Rygate, Maitland and Stellenbosch. Each of these sites was home to a football association prior to 1948, when the formalised system of apartheid was introduced. Each of these sites also had an historical link to Green Point Common, which is the site regarded as the home of football in Cape Town.
Bennett (B.), Julius (C.) & Soudien (C.) eds. CITY, SITE, MUSEUM, reviewing memory practices at the District Six Museum
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R225
A collection of articles that reflect on the District Six Museum's current areas of work.

Contributions include:
"Rebuilding District Six" by Lucien le Grange
"Memory in the remaking of Cape Town" and "Memory and Critical Education: layering in new voices and interpretations" by Crain Soudien
"Where is District Six? Between landscape, site and museum" by Bonita Bennett and Chrischené Julius
"Contesting 'Museumness': towards an understanding of the values and legacies of the District Six Museum" by Ciraj Rasool
"'No matter where you are, we are here'. Beginnings: the fresco wall of the District Six Museum" by Peggy Delport
Gool-Ebrahim (N.) THE TRUTH IS ON THE WALLS,
204 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R200
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.
Groenewald (L.) dir. LOVE AND THE BULLDOZERS,
24 minutes, DVD, , 2004. R140
This film documents the return of the first District Six residents to their land in 2004. It also provides a brief history of District Six, focusing especially the role religious leaders, the churches and the mosques played in resisting forced removals.
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.
Ngcelwane (N.) SALA KAHLE DISTRICT SIX, an African woman's perspective
136 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1998) 2006. R65
Nonvuyo Ngcelwane describes the general social life in District Six, where she grew up. Her family were forcibly removed to Nyanga West in 1968. 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.
Rive (R.) 'BUCKINGHAM PALACE', DISTRICT SIX,
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.