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Mounir Samuel

Mounir Samuel - 2022 - fotograaf: Nienke van Denderen
Mounir Samuel - 2022 - fotograaf: Nienke van Denderen

Mounir Samuel (Amersfoort, September 30, 1989) works at the intersections of media, politics, art and culture. He is a political analyst, multiple award-winning journalist, author of twelve books, performance artist, theater maker, dramaturge, coach, documentary maker, diversity manager, exhibition maker and cultural entrepreneur. On February 22, 2022 Mounir's latest book "Jonah without a whale - a prophecy for the Netherlands" was published. In this book he not only shows the nature and extent of the current climate disaster and the role of the Netherlands in it, but also how to survive it with as many people and animals as possible.


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  • Wat als het water komt?

    What happens when the water comes?

    With: Eva Meijer, Mirthe Frese, Mounir Samuel

    What happens when the water comes? What if the Netherlands really does flood? A welcome topic for climate novels, but perhaps a cliché by now. Do we still get scared by such messages? How do you write about climate change in a way that really grabs the reader's attention?

    On the basis of two recently published books - Zee nu by Eva Meijer and Jona zonder walvis by Mounir Samuel - we will discuss this on Tuesday 19 April. Both authors proclaim, in their own way, the 'inconvenient truth' about the climate that just doesn't seem to get through to us. Whereas Eva Meijer wanted to write 'a book for the Netherlands' through fiction, Jona zonder walvis is a more essayistic, personal approach to the climate crisis. Both books are wonderful examples of how writers can capture the urgent reality with pen and paper.

    With Eva Meijer, Mounir Samuel and Mirthe Frese (moderator). Afterwards there will be book sales and signings.

    What if the water comes?
    Date: Tuesday 19 April 2022
    Starts: 20:30, doors open at 20:00
    Tickets: €11 (regular), €8 (library card, CJP and Ooievaarspas), free admission for students, schoolchildren and We Are Public-members.
    Location: Studio B, Central Library, Spui 68, The Hague.
    Dutch language program.

    Program compiled by Joëlle Koorneef (Writers Unlimited). Book sale by De Vries Van Stockum Books.