(1955) studied Dutch in Groningen. She taught at a secondary school for two years. She has been working fulltime as a journalist since 1981, first with Winschoter Courant, then with IPS, a third world oriented press agency. She has travelled widely, especially in Africa. By the end of 1989 she travelled to Brazil where she became a correspondent voor de Volkskrant in 1992. She also works for Elsevier, Dutch television news and the news broadcast for young people. She has a column in Vice Versa, the magazine for the Foundation of Dutch volunteers overseas. In 1995 she published Engelen van het asfalt (Alsphalt Angels), a book on the street children in Brazil, awarded a Glazen Globe (Glass Globe). For this book she lived with street kids for four months. Kannibalen in Rio (Cannibals in Rio) is a novel for grownups, also published in 1995. In 2006 Rooksignalen (Smoke Signals) appeared, a book on semi-nomadic indians discovered ten years ago in a very small wood in Brazil where they survived as shipwrecked people.
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What lady would leave the beaten track? Why run the risk of illness, robbery and the unknown bush? Two travel writers and a professor talked to one another. Karin Anema ventured into the Surinamese interior, Ineke Holtwijk made her acquaintance with a recently discovered indian tribe in the heart of Brazil. Bert Paasman, emeritus professor of Colonial Letters, looked for the driving force of earlier explorers. Do Anema and Holtwijk understand their predecessors? Dutch spoken.