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Julien Ignacio

Julien Ignacio - foto Ilco Kemmere
Julien Ignacio - foto Ilco Kemmere

(The Netherlands, 1969) graduated with a degree in Literature and travelled through Asia, Australia, West Africa, the Caribbean (where his roots lie on the isle of Aruba), South America and the Middle East for four years. He publishes theatrical texts, columns and short stories. In 2008 he won the El Hizjra Literature Prize for his stageplay Hotel Atlantis. He is co-founder of the theatre company tgDakota, an editor with the literary magazine Tirade, and sits on the board of the Caribbean Literature Working Group. His debut novel Kus (Kiss, 2018) is a poignant and poetically written father-son story. He collaborated with writer colleague Raoul de Jong to compile Dat wij zongen (That We Sang, 2022), an anthology of Caribbean stories and essays. His second novel Goudjakhals (Golden Jackal, 2023) comprises a chain of historical and sci-fi migrant stories set in Aruba and Curaçao, Beirut and Tehran, Lesbos and Amsterdam.


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  • Writers Unlimited 2024 – Friday Night Unlimited

    Warriors! Heroes from Suriname and the Caribbean

    Warriors! is an ode in spoken word, music, dance and stories to people from Suriname and the Caribbean who risked their lives to fight for freedom. Heroes from our colonial past that resisted oppression and a lack of freedom. Stories that were previously ignored, made invisible or hidden away. Now, more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery, many stories are emerging, but there also remain many stories that must be told about warriors from the past and warriors of the present.

    Gershwin Bonevacia, Dean Bowen, Julien Ignacio, Raj Mohan and OTION - Master of Sceneries presented their own work. In a conversation with presenter Shantie Singh, Karin Amatmoekrim talked about the writer Anil Ramdas, about whom she recently published the biography In wat voor land leef ik eigenlijk? (What Kind of Country Do I Live In, Anyway?).

    Tip: Shantie Singh also created Her (s)tories, a theatrical ode to women in Hindustani migration history, which was performed on Friday 12 January 2024 at Theater aan het Spui, The Hague.