“Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.”
“Untold Stories – Memories of growing up in a different era”
On World Book Day, 23 April 2019, the Cape Town Museum of Childhood together with the Centre for Early Childhood Development launched a book titled ‘Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a different era’ which features the untold stories of six South Africans sharing their unique childhood stories while growing up under the Apartheid regime.
The six individuals all grew up under Apartheid and were affected by Apartheid in a different way. Each individual has a unique childhood story to tell. In developing these stories, notwithstanding the different experiences, a central theme of ‘resilience’ emerged. Each individual was excited and passionate about including their story.
The intention of the book is to remember the stories of these individuals, to honour them and to learn from their stories. An expanded oral version of each story will be featured in the Cape Town Museum of Childhood.
On World Book Day, 23 April 2019, ‘Untold Stories: Memories of growing up in a difference era’ was officially launched at the Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School. The Cape Town Museum of Childhood collaborated with Project 021, a youth based non-profit organisation focused on the performing arts, who presented these unique childhood stories in the form of a short stage production.