Huberta Hellendoorn

Astride a Fierce WindIn May 2017 Huberta’s memoir Astride a Fierce Wind was released by Mākaro Press under its Submarine imprint.

Publisher Mary McCallum writes: "This is a story of the life of an immigrant and what it means to leave behind one home and cross the world to find another, but it is also the story of a life of a woman who faces huge difficulties and and yet chooses instead to see beauty and strength and freedom and love. This memoir is both a celebration of the Dutch way of life and a celebration of Huberta's adopted home of Dunedin. It is a powerful story written with courage and an understanding of the power of words."