From the publisher:
"When, in February 1966, the National Party government announced that District Six was to be razed to the ground in order to make space for a new 'white area', the poet James Matthews suggested to George Hallett and Clarence Coulson that they photograph the area before the bulldozers came in.
In the 1960s, Jackie Heyns ran a weekly column in the Golden City Post called 'Aunt Sammy's', which he illustrated with his own photographs. The column was based on the real Aunty Sammy, a shebeen owner living in District Six with her white husband and a rich source of local stories.
Gavin Jantjes was a student at Michaelis Art School who lived in District Six with his parents; his pictures were taken during his wanderings in the area.
Finally, Wilfred Paulse – a freelance photographer – covered the district shortly before its destruction, along with the bleak new developments on the Cape Flats where most of the inhabitants ended up against their will.
District Six Revisited is set to become the definitive collection of photographs of this vibrant suburb, whose destruction became a symbol of the cruelty and inhumanity suffered by the people of this country. It attempts to reconstruct the spirit of the place from important historic photographs, some of which are published here for the first time."
27.7 x 26.7 x 1.5 cm | 112 pages | hardcover