WIN: District Six Cookbook

Stand a chance of winning a copy of the District Six Huis Kombuis Food & Memory Cookbook (Quivertree Publications).

In 1966, the apartheid government declared Cape Town’s District Six a whites-only area. This ruling was to have devastating consequences for those who lived there. Stripped of their homes, the coloured residents were shipped off to the barren Cape Flats. This book evolved from a number of craft and textile workshops that gave former District Six residents a platform for expression and remembrance. Touching “memory cloths” on which family recipes and memories are embroidered fill this book, which is first and foremost a celebration of the strength and resilience of this community.

One of the ways the displaced families restored their lives, identity and sense of community was through cooking and the sharing of meals and stories, and this memoir is rich in both. Tried and trusted family recipes that were handed down for generations are shared here, along with intimate, personal stories that will inspire and touch you.

As Tina Smith, curator of the District Six Museum and co-ordinator of the project, says: “This is not a conventional cookbook; rather it is a story about food that is deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of those who were forcibly displaced.” A true South African gem.

Three copies of this remarkable book are up for grabs. Simply tell us what the name of the book we’re giving away is and complete the form below to stand a chance of winning.

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