ISBN 9781928215745
ePub ISBN 9781928215752
Pages 140
Dimensions 198 x 129mm
Published 2019
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook

Are you two sisters?

A Memoir

by Hester van der Walt

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.

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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