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REPLETE WITH ITS jazz dives, camaraderie and poetry, its dinginess, brothels and gangs Sophiatown aka Kofifi was a suburb in Johannesburg that was an apartheid loophole until 1955. It was the one place in which black people could live in relative harmony with people of all colours, free to gamble and make art, write literature and chill. Deemed a melting pot of culture by many historians, the area was rife with life. But the late 1950s saw all of this destroyed when under the Group Areas Act, the police forcibly moved all Sophiatown’s black citizens into a barren plot of ground called Meadowlands, in Soweto. Angus Gibson’s new film Back of the Moon takes a slice of this world and with a sprinkling of King Kong narrative and a peppering of fact, magicks a keyhole insight to the era by way of a love story.
And with a gorgeous leading lady opposite a tough gangster with a soft…
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