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- Modjaji Books
- 198 x 129 x 9 mm
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- 771:B&W 5.06 x 7.81 in or 198 x 129 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
- 132 g
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Two women, one from the Netherlands and the other one from the Free State Goldfields, meet in a hospital hall in Bloemfontein. Fifty years later Hester tells the story of how life formed them as nurses, community workers, bakers, artists and life partners.
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In this memoir, she tells of the key moments in her life that led her to leave the strictures of her upbringing in order to find out who she was. Her decisions take her from the Free State to District Six and Venda, to
the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, to Heideveld and Hanover Park and, eventually, to McGregor. Her humble story tells of the spiritual isolation of all ?refugees? who leave the irreversible values of their ?home? (whether physical or ideological) and find new ways to create a life. It also describes the wonder of finding love and a partner along the way.
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"It’s a story of a terrible time. A testimony to the power of the human spirit, even in a weak, sickly body, and in the love that overcomes all. It’s full of fine observation and humour. It’s simply a lovely little book; it was as if there had always been a gap in me waiting to be filled with the knowledge of two brave women who, without fuss, unmoved, followed their hearts, kept their principles and did what their hands found to do to relieve others’ suffering." — Deborah Steinmair, LitNet
Hester van der Walt lives in McGregor. She writes poetry, short stories and journals. Her first book, Hester se Brood, the memoir of a self-taught artisan baker, was published in 2009 by Modjaji Books. The English version, Hester's Book of Bread, followed a few years later. A selection of her poems can be found in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Anthologies of the McGregor Poetry Festival, published by African Sun Press.