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Reading List Winternachten festival 2021

'This Mournable Body' by Tsitsi Dangarembga
'This Mournable Body' by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Recommended reading for the online Winternachten festival 2021! Or order afterwards the books of your favorite festival authors. Learn more here on which books and poetry by which participating authors have inspired our programmers. Additionally, our bookseller partner De Vries Van Stockum Den Haag has added a dedicated Winternachten 2021 page to their website.

During the Winternachten 2021-livestreams on 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 January the booksellers of De Vries Van Stockum The Hague will give personal advice or answer questions about the deliverability of books. Please use the chat function on the website of De Vries Van Stockum.

Do you live in The Hague? Then De Vries Van Stockum even offers the possibility to deliver your order personally to your home. To do so, tick the option 'bezorgen via fietskoerier (delivery via bicycle courier) when ordering books.

Wednesday13 January 2021, Opening Night: It's Up to Us
By participating authors:
- Tsitsi Dangarembga: This Mournable Body (and the other trilogy parts Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not)
- Samanta Schweblin: Little Eyes

Thursday 14 January 2021, Still Rising: Writing Climate (In)justice
By participating authors:
- Alexis Wright: Carpentaria and The Swan Book
- Leena Norms: Doom Rolled in Glitter

Further inspiration, but these authors do not take part:
- Amitav Ghosh: Gun Island
- Indra Sinha: Animal's People

Friday 15 January 2021, The Future is Female: The Female Convention
By participating authors:
- Mithu Sanyal: Vulva and Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo
- Dilara Gürcü: Aramızda Kalmasın: Kadınlığın Mahremiyet Atlası
- Zsófia Ban: Weiter atmen: Erzählungen and Night School: A Reader for Grownups
- Mona Eltahawy: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Further inspiration, but this author does not take part:
- Minna Salami: Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

Saturday 16 January 2021, Back to Earth: Tout-Monde
By participating authors:
- Sulaiman Addonia: Silence is My Mother Tongue
- Vamba Sherif: Land of My Fathers

Further inspiration:
- Édouard Glissant (1928-2011): Un champ d'îles (A Field of Ilands)

Sunday 17 January 2021, Soul Care: Radical Happiness
By participating authors:
- Koleka Putuma: Collective Amnesia

Further inspiration, but these authors do not take part:
- Lynne Segal: Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy
- Adrienne Maree Brown: Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

Posted on: Monday 28 December 2020