A CHILDHOOD MADE UP, living with my mother's madness

: Meersman (B.)

R 335.00
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237pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2020


Brent Meersman's memoir about growing up in Cape Town in the 1970s and 1980s with his mother, a horse-loving artist struggling with schizophrenia, and his father, who battled alcoholism and depression.

"Infinitely poignant, acutely written, often witty . . . Through pain and grief, larded with comic flashes, Meersman skilfully guides us to an unexpected and deeply moving redemption." Justice Edwin Cameron

"Cathartic, insightful, funny and most of all, courageous." Zapiro

Brent Meersman is a journalist and writer based in Cape Town. His books include Primary ColouredReports before DaybreakFive Lives at Noon80 Gays Around the World and Sunset Claws.