Ouma’s Autumn

Ouma’s Autumn


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Ouma’s Autumn

By Patricia Schonstein Pinnock

ISBN 1-874915-04-0

  • – Black & white photographs by Don Pinnock
  • – Readership: 12-15 years
  • Honour listed SACBF (South African Children’s Book Forum)

A sensitive account of a family’s experience of removal from Harfield Village under Apartheid’s infamous Group Areas Act. Written as a short memoir, it tells of a young girl growing up in her Ouma’s warmth and wisdom, under the shadow of Apartheid.

A unique collection of photographs of District Six and Harfield Village portray an aspect of Cape Town’s history. It tells of the removal under the Group Areas Act of families from areas proclaimed ‘white’ by the Nationalist government of South Africa

“An excellent and evocative of history … full of characters and episodes with plentiful photos”

~ Jay Heale, Bookchat

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1 review for Ouma’s Autumn

  1. Maxine Miller

    After rereading my very own autographed copy of this book,gifted to me by Patricia herself over 20 odd years ago,I am inspired that the book is still very much alive. I would like to purchase an online copy thereof to show my children what their mother looked like as a child,thank you for using me.as the voice of the young girl telling this story, it’s made a great mark in my life Patricia.

    From the little.young lady you picked in the daycare to use for pictures portraying the little girl telling the story,Maxine Miller.

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