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Queen of the Free State | Biography

Jennifer Friedman


The outsider on the inside. The one who watches and listens. Growing up Jewish in a small Free State town in the 1950s and ’60s, Jennifer Friedman moves between child and adult, black and white, as Verwoerd’s grand apartheid divides SA. There are midnight escapes, stolen loot, banned comics, hideous encounters with bras, terrifying policemen, albino messengers and Pa’s beatings. Told with humour and pathos, Friedman’s memoir brings to life a strong sense of place, love, rebellion and betrayal.

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Queen of the Free State | Biography

Author: Jennifer Friedman
Category: Biography
ISBN: 9780624081616
Date Released: 20 March 2017
Price (incl. VAT): R 265.00
Format: Soft cover, 320pp

About this author

Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman was born and raised in the Orange Free State in South Africa. She studied at the University of Cape Town, and her Afrikaans poetry has been...