(pseudonym: Loraine Gallant, Moengo, Surinam, 1969), is a well known writer and poet in Surinam. She works for Radio SRS as a director's secretary, sport journalist and program maker. She is also a member of the board of the Writers group '77. Her children's story Hoe Tariq de straat verliet (How Tariq left the street), was included in a collection entitled Bertus Boefoe en andere verhalen (Bertus Boefoe and other stories). In 2002 together with Judy Alexander and Brigitte Brown she published the poetry collection VANDAAG (Today). In 2003 she coordinated the English publication Considerations, including works from herself and seven other writers.
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An evening's debating, readings and music. Various topics are debated, such as: which language should the writer choose? His or her mother tongue or the language of the largest reading public? Does the writer write for a specific group of readers? What is the role of the writers own cultural background, while writing within a multi cultural society? The debating panel consists of: Jit Narain, Guillaume Pool, Arlette Codfried, Ismene Krishnadath, Cynthia McLeod, Sombra, EKM Dido (South Africa) Sitok Srengenge (Indonesia), Gibi Bacilio (Curaçao), Ronald Giphart (The Netherlands) and panel leader Willie Alberga.
Readings by Brigitte Brown and Virginia Alvarez and presented by Sombra.