Esme Goldblatt

I was born and raised in Johannesburg but spent the most valuable years of my life in the very rural Eastern Cape Karoo. I have always written – poetry, plays, articles and so on but discovered the joy and revelation of writing memoir when I moved to Capetown five years ago.

My stories were first about our group home in the Karoo for adults with intellectual disability but now they go where-ever my memories take me. I have become a Memoir Missionary and drive everyone crazy telling them to “please write your story!”

THE AUCTION

The dealer from Knysna walked from room to room, silently writing in his little notebook. Finally he said: “R17 000 for everything.” I would probably have taken the offer, having no clue if this [...]

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