(Paramaribo, 1947) as a young child moved with her parents to the Netherlands. After finishing her study in Groningen as a social worker, she returned with her family to Surinam. Since 1992 she works for Radio Apintie and has been responsible for 500 broadcasts of the chat program Niet zomaar een gesprek (Not just a conversation). Many of these of these programs have a cultural and literary theme. Her interest in literature is due to her father (who was the author of De vicieuze cirkel /The vicious circle, a book about Paramaribo's Waterside). In the 1980's she wrote and directed theatre scripts. Willy Alberga is co-founder of the Politieke Combinatie DA 91 (Political Combination DA 91) and remains active in many social organisations.
Archive available for: Willie Alberga
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.