Book honours histories

The book titled Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a different era, was launched at the Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School.

The Cape Town Museum of Childhood and the Centre for Early Childhood Development (CECD) launched a book titled Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a different era last Tuesday.

The book was unveiled on World Book Day at the Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School. It was developed by Dr Joanne Bloch, and photographs were taken by Riaan van Niekerk.

The book tells the stories of six individuals who all grew up under apartheid, and were affected in different ways. CECD spokesperson, Najwah Mukadam, says the book tells the unique story of each of the six individuals.

“The intention of the book is to remember the stories of these individuals, to honour them and to learn from their stories,” said Ms Mukadam.

At the book launch, the Cape Town Museum of Childhood collaborated with Project 021, a youth-based non-profit organisation which focuses on performing arts, who presented these unique childhood stories in the form of a short stage production.

The book launch was attended by 120 guests, each of whom received a free copy of the book, and a Cape Town Museum of Childhood bookmark.

If anyone would like to receive a free copy of this book, they can email Najwah Mukadam at nmukadam@cecd.org.za