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Conny Braam

Conny Braam - foto United Photos Haarlem
Conny Braam - foto United Photos Haarlem

(Arnhem, 1948) was co-founder and Chair of the Anti Apartheid Movement Netherlands. Her debut as writer is Operatie Vula (1992), followed by the novel Zwavel (1996). In 2000 she published the first part of a novel trilogy about the family Abraham based in IJmuiden: De woede van Abraham, in 2002 followed by De onweerstaanbare bastaard. The last part, Het schandaal, was published in 2004. Subsequent novels are De handelsreiziger van de Nederlandsche Cocaïne Fabriek (2012) and Sjako (2014) and the literary thriller Het beest van Kruger. With Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi, Conny Braam starts a second series of novels about the experiences of Africa with colonialism during the 20th century. Hendrik Witbooi was a freedom fighter who fought against the German colonization of South-West Africa, later Namibia.


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  • Winternachten 2019

    VPRO O.V.T. Live

    With: Abdelkader Benali, Asis Aynan, Conny Braam, David Van Reybrouck, Ellen de Bruin, HemelBesem, Jos Palm, Nelleke Noordervliet, Paul van der Gaag, Wim Berkelaar

    THIS PROGRAMME WAS SOLD OUT - Every Sunday morning, the topicality of history is the focus of one of the most popular radio programs in the Netherlands. Sunday morning 20 January 2019 OVT was broadcast, as usual, live from Winternachten festival in Theater aan het Spui.

    Guests included writers from the Winternachten Festival, such as Nelleke Noordervliet, the Flemish culture historian David Van Reybrouck, and writers Ellen de Bruin and Asis Aynan. Writer Abdelkader Benali read his column and Wim Berkelaar reviewed newly published history books. Conny Braam discussed the book she wrote on the 19th century Namibian freedom-fighter Hendrik Witbooi. A decendent of Hendrik is the African writer and spoken word artist HemelBesem, who performed in the programme as well. Hosts: Paul van der Gaag and Jos Palm. Program in Dutch.