‘Buckingham Palace’ was a dingy row of five houses in the heart of District Six, a notorious slum area at the foot of Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town. In this lively novel Richard Rive traces this close community through its moments of triumph and despair, its loves, its hatreds – and its bizarre characters.
This new edition of Rive’s acclaimed novel features images of District Six by well-known photographers Clarence Coulson and George Hallett. These iconic photographs are interspersed throughout the novel and add another dimension to Richard Rive’s tale of this vibrant community. This classic story includes a foreword from beloved actor Basil Appollis and an accessible and stimulating introduction by Robin Malan, as well as notes on the book and points for discussion. This team of celebrated photographers, writers and actors have contributed a wealth of experience to bring Richard Rive’s bestselling book to a new audience.
ISBN: 978-1-48562-281-9, November 2019, 145x210mm, 288 pages
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