Launch: The Messiah's Dream Machine by Jennifer Friedman (April 4)

Join Jennifer Friedman in conversation with Karina Szczurek at the Book Lounge as she launches The Messiah's Dream Machine

27 March 2019 - 15:05
By nb-uitgewers/publishers AND NB-Uitgewers/Publishers
the long-anticipated sequel to Queen of the Free State.
Image: Tafelberg The Messiah's Dream Machine: the long-anticipated sequel to Queen of the Free State.


This sequel to Jennifer Friedman’s enchanting first memoir picks up where Queen of the Free State leaves off: as the rebellious young Jennifer is packed off to boarding school in Cape Town.

Told with humour and pathos, the theme of displacement – of the outsider – is explored as we follow Jennifer’s journey into adulthood, becoming a wife and mother, living in Johannesburg and Israel, emigration, and leave-takings in Australia.

A strong sense of love, loyalty and place prevails, especially on her trips home to her beloved Free State.

Expect stories about train journeys, windmills and floods, dead bodies on deck chairs, certifiably crazy home-help, babies, secrets and redemption, a Jewish British Bulldog and the Messiah’s favourite place.


Date: Thursday, 4 April (5:30 PM for 6 PM)

Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street

Guest speaker: Karina Szczurek