Books - Sala Kahle District Six

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Cross Street where Nomvuyo Ngcelwane grew up was in the heart of legendary District Six. The general social life is described here with great warmth, humour and heart. With all due respect to Richard Rive, Alex La Guma and the other professionals, this book - the first such detailed recreation of Black life in District Six in autobiographical form I’ve come across - exudes an honesty that rekindles the memories of old District Sixers, and hopefully also strikes a chord in the hearts of readers who never knew the place. 'Sala Kahle District Six' is free of posturing. It has great documentary value. The fact that it is the memoir of an African woman adds to its already considerable interest.

Author: Nomvuyo Ngcelwane