South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

Interview Segment

Linda Fortune interviewed by Joshua Ogada
May 26, 2005 Cape Town, South Africa.


"We were robbed of so much, because, in the area, I always say that we lived together rich and poor, the haves and the have-nots..." [1:33]

Linda Fortune, who grew up in District Six and wrote a memoir about her life there (The House on Tyne Street), tells of the social divisions that were created when people were forced to leave District Six.

Linda Fortune was a resident of District Six, and she describes that one-time vibrant community as her spiritual home. She works at the District Six Museum and wrote a book about growing up in District Six, The House in Tyne Street: Childhood Memories of District Six.

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