In sharing their stories and making available books, photographs, documents and newspaper articles, all the people whom I interviewed, helped me to write this book.  I am most grateful to them for their patience and hope that in these short biographies, I have done justice to their fascinating lives.  I wish I could have included the stories of all the people who helped me with contributions: Bob Bhaktawar, Ray Bhaktawar, Bradman Ernest, Joan Lalla, Mohammed Keshavjee, Sabera Khan, Ronnie Naidoo, Steve Vally and members of staff of Hoxies Fish Suppliers.

I thank all my co-authors for their kindness and generosity.


In addition, I am most grateful for the assistance received from:

The African Window Museum, which made its resources available to me.

Professor RC de Jong for maps of Marabastad.