Searching for Sara

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As the author of the previous national anthem, ‘Die Stem’, CJ Langenhoven has long been one of Afrikanerdom’s literary icons. Always by his side was the somewhat controversial young, redheaded Jew – Sarah Goldblatt – his assistant and confidant.

As the curator of his literary heritage she made a significant contribution to Afrikaans literature, yet as a Jewish woman never received the credit she deserved. Instead her voice and legacy were silenced by the nationalistic discourse and patriarchal system of the time.

Dominique Malherbe went in search of the truth about Sarah (her greataunt) – her life, her work and her legacy. While unravelling Sarah’s life she also uncovered an unusual love story between the young Jewish woman and the older Afrikaner icon.

A story of a woman who loved Langenhoven . . . and secretly had his child.

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SUBTITLE: The Woman who Loved Langenhoven

FORMAT: Paperback Book

PAGES: 240

SUMMARY: As the author of the previous national anthem, ‘Die Stem’, CJ Langenhoven has long been one of Afrikanerdom’s literary icons. Always by his side was the somewhat controversial young, redheaded Jew – Sarah Goldblatt – his assistant and confidant.

As the curator of his literary heritage she made a significant contribution to Afrikaans literature, yet as a Jewish woman never received the credit she deserved. Instead her voice and legacy were silenced by the nationalistic discourse and patriarchal system of the time.

Dominique Malherbe went in search of the truth about Sarah (her greataunt) – her life, her work and her legacy. While unravelling Sarah’s life she also uncovered an unusual love story between the young Jewish woman and the older Afrikaner icon.

A story of a woman who loved Langenhoven . . . and secretly had his child.

AUTHOR: Dominique Malherbe is an author and admitted attorney. She has written two memoirs, From Courtrooms to Cupcakes and Somewhere in Between. She was born in Windhoek, Namibia, matriculated in Johannesburg and moved to Cape Town in 1984 to undertake her legal studies. She still lives in the Mother City with her husband and four children.