Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Leominster MA, United States, 1964) is an American journalist who is critical of the social structure of her country. Her work is mostly focussed on young impoverished adults. She has written articles about juvenile law, women in prisons and abandoned children. These articles have been published amongst others in the Village Voice, Esquire and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc has followed and observed daily life in the Bronx for more than ten years. This fieldwork resulted in 2003 in a docu-novel Random Family . This book, which will be published in the Netherlands, tells the story of two girls and their past loves. The two girls endure violence, pregnancies, homelessness and imprisonment. In 1985 they are still teenagers and the world lies ahead of them. Ten years later they have their own teenage daughters, who will almost inevitably follow the same road.
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With: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Antjie Krog, Chirikure Chirikure, Denise Jannah, Lasana M. Sekou, Michaël Zeeman, Nelleke Noordervliet, Putu Wijaya, Robert Menasse, Syahrial & Grup, Tessa Leuwsha, Tom Gilling, Zakes Mda
Before Winternachten starts with its major programme, the journalist and literary critic Michaël Zeeman gives his view on the theme of this year's festival: future and ideals. After this, writer Nelleke Noordervliet presents a varied programme with writers, poets and music. Foreign authors present themselves with a short reading, as a preview on their performance in the coming weekend. With writers from Suriname, Saint Martin, South-Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia, Austria, the USA and Indonesia, and music by the Sumatran group Syahrial & Grup and jazz singer Denise Jannah.
For years, the American writer, journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc observed families in the Bronx. For them it is hard to imagine a futre. Tom Gilling, from Australia, and LeBlanc will prophecy the future of their continent. Will Australia orientate on Asia, or on the western world? Moderated by Michaël Zeeman. English spoken.