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Double Fatherland

Winternacht 2 -
Yasmine Allas tijdens Winternachten 2003 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Yasmine Allas tijdens Winternachten 2003 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

Foreigners in Holland are often amazed about the low esteem that the Dutch show for their culture. What about those writers in our country that have a second or maybe a a third home-country? What made the Maroccan writer Fouad Laroui come to the Netherlands, via France? Where lies the fatherland of Mala Kishoendajal, Hindustani Surinamese living in Holland? What made the Somali writer Yasmine Allas choose for the Netherlands? Three authors migrating in their books. They write about being a stranger, about adaptation, feeling at home, and loyalty to the country of origin.