Annel de Noré
(Paramaribo, 1950). De Noré works as a teacher in Surinam. Her first work was the novel De bruine zeemeermin (The Brown Mermaid, 2000). She was awarded a prize for the unpublished manuscript of this work in a contest held by the Dutch Embassy in Venezuela, for all of the Caribbean. The jury, presided by Frank Martinus Arion, was unanimous. In The Netherlands she was nominated for the Zami Award 2000, and her novel was being reprinted within a year..
Source: de Knipscheer 2001
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To add a little color to a very Dutch relation, teacher Theo from the Dutch town Hoorn, begins a relationship with a Surinam woman in Joost Zwagerman's novel De buitenvrouw (The Mistress). Surinam writer and teacher Annel de Noré, Frank Martinus Arion (Curaçao) and Zwagerman discussed these notions with the theme of the novel as a starting point. Dutch spoken.
How do women write about love? Female writers from four continents spoke about the way they describe passion and love in their prose and poetry. "Love builds itself a Hell, in spite of Heaven.", writes Annel de Noré from Surinam. "An end to writing poetry on love for today", states poet Hagar Peeters, when writing threatens to replace love itself. An evening in Theater Bis in Den Bosch.
Love builds itself a Hell, in spite of Heaven. This motto of the Surinamese writer Annel de Noré sounds wonderful, but wouldn't we all like to know what that hell would look like? Does the underworld know its limits, geografical and sexual? Does it acknowledge traditions and cultural differences, and, above all, is everyone allowed to do it with everyone else or is this hell a place of sexual abstainers? Four authors from four continents discussed these questions. An evening in Boekhandel Broese, organized in co-operation with Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Utrecht.