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Winternachten The Hague 2002

Winternachten 2002

Fri 18 - Sunday 20 January 2002

Programme

Wingewest van het geweten 2

Theater aan het Spui
Wingewest van het Geweten 2002 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Wingewest van het Geweten 2002 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

In 1998 Winternachten organized a panel-discussion with the same title. During that meeting writers Frank Martinus Arion and Adriaan van Dis formed a committee for the erection of a national slavery-monument. In june 2002 the monument will be unveiled. Time for a second panel-discussion with the writers involved. For whom will this monument be? Do the Dutch have any idea of their history of slave-trading? Is this only a monument for the descendants of the slaves, now living in The Netherlands. A dicussion on historic awareness and the influence of colonial history on the national identity of the Surinamese, Antillians, Indonesians, South-Africans and the Dutch. With writers taking part from the different countries, and the audience participating in the discussion. Moderator was Michaël Zeeman. Dutch spoken.