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Oral history interview with Gadija Baradien

Centre for Popular Memory (University of Cape Town)(
  • Oral History
  • District Six (Cape Town
  • South Africa)--History
  • District Six (Cape Town
  • South Africa)--Social Conditions
  • Colored People (South Africa)--Relocation--South Africa--Cape Town
  • Baradien
  • Gadija
  • Forced Removals
  • Education
  • Musicology
  • Political Science
  • Religious Science


District Six refers to a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town, South Africa. It is best known for the forced removal of over 60 000 of its residents by the apartheid government. This extensive sub-collection contains interviews from various projects conducted between 1985 and 2002. The majority of interviewees resided or worked in District Six prior to being forcibly removed. Themes include: children, the Coon Carnival, crime, resident’s experiences of relocation, gangs, household arrangements, jazz, marriage, mixed marriages across racial lines, music, nostalgia, recreation, religion, schooling, social and racial issues and work.

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