Back to SA Culture

Memory Against Forgetting


Memory Against Forgetting, by Ranjith Kally

“He captured iconic scenes, such as his portrait Umkumbane, which has come to symbolise the shimmering jazz age of African townships in the 1950s. When Miriam Makeba returned to Maseru, Lesotho, for a concert for black South Africans at the height of apartheid, Kally too ventured to Lesotho and returned home with a remarkable image of an exiled singer poised between joy and heartbreak. And in a series of unflinching portraits, he documented with probity the horror of the forced removals in Natal. In short, the wider appreciation of his contribution to our struggle for dignity needs to remembered and fully embraced for current South Africans intent on honouring their past.” David Goldblatt

SIZE 210 x 285mm HARD COVER, EXTENT 192 pgs. • ISBN 978-0-992216-96-2

5 in stock

SKU: 031 Categories: ,


Memory Against Forgetting. by Ranjith Kally


Durban-born RANJITH KALLY’S award-winning photographic career has spanned more than four decades. Much of his work was published in Drum magazine, where he worked between 1955 and 1985, and during this period he documented many of the key people and events involved in South Africa’s struggle for democracy. As one of our country’s most prolific photojournalists, his pictures, dating back more than sixty years, give us a glimpse into the tensions of the past and the events that shaped our future.

Additional information


Slightly Damaged


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Memory Against Forgetting”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *