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“Are you two sisters?”

Book launch of the English version of local author, Hester van der Walt’s memoir.

Comment by a reader: “You managed not to lose the intimacy or the heartfelt sincerity of the Afrikaans version.” During this presentation the author will be in discussion with Suenel Holloway-Bruwer who translated the book in English. Join us as we tease out the following question: Is it true that something is lost and something is gained in translation?

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  McGregor Poetry published by African Sun Press

Venue: The Poetry-Library at Temenos