05-09 September 2018

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Bonita Bennett

Bonita Bennett

Bonita Bennett was appointed as director of the District Six Museum in 2008. She had previously worked as the museum’s collections manager and research co-ordinator, having a particular research interest in narrative and memory. Her masters dissertation (2005) focused on the narratives of people who had been forcibly removed from various areas in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Both her parents are from District Six, and she grew up in township called Bonteheuwel together with other families who were forcibly removed, when the areas where they lived were declared for ‘whites only’.

Twitter: @bonita_bennett