(1913-2000) Lawyer. He moved from his native country Surinam to The Netherlands, in order to study law in Leiden and later Paris. During the war he lived in England, later in Indonesia during the budding struggle for independence, and in Japan, where he worked in the process of sentencing war criminals. He became active as a judge later in his life. In the postwar Surinam years, he wrote poems and several plays in Soula under the pseudonym Ernesto Albin. He started writing prose later in his life, but he did publish several rare editions of collections of quatrains (later collected in Een uitroep zonder uitroeptaken (Exclamation without an exclamation mark, 1987). He published several collections of stories, poems and essays. (Het doosje van Toeti (Toeti's Box, 1985), De ziekte van Anna Printemps (Anna Printemps' Disease, 1987), Reizen en stilstaan (Traveling and standing still, 1988).
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Wat will happen to you when you arrive in culture that is not your own? Hafid Bouazza, Judith Herzberg, Hugo Pos and Leo Vroman read their favourite poems on the theme of cultural displacement. 84-years old Dutch poet Leo Vroman took part by a live video-connection with the United States. Hosted by Michiel van Kempen. Dutch spoken.
Hugo Pos (Paramaribo, 1913-2000) was nestor of Surinamese-Dutch literature. Hij made his debut as a writer when he was 71 years of age. He discussed his work and his new book 'De ongewisse tijd'. Jan Brokken lives at Curaçao and from there travels around the world, searching for stories. In 'Jungle Rudy', he described a search through the jungles of Venezuela for the eccentric character of Rudy Truffino. The Aruban-Dutch writer Denis Henriquez presented his first travelling novel 'De zomer van Alejandro Bulos'. Hosted by Michiel van Kempen. Dutch spoken.