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Free at Last: A Day of Decolonised Life

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Petina Gappah en Vamba Sherif in het programma De noodzaak van chaos op zaterdag 16 januari tijdens Winternachten 2010 in Theater aan het Spui en Filmhuis Den Haag  - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Petina Gappah en Vamba Sherif in het programma De noodzaak van chaos op zaterdag 16 januari tijdens Winternachten 2010 in Theater aan het Spui en Filmhuis Den Haag - foto Serge Ligtenberg


Exciting! Are these fairy tales or is this finally a decolonised world? Writers Unlimited asked a very international group of eight authors to sum up a day of colonisation-free existence in poetry or prose. Eight days of liberation, each in their own way.

In this event you will see and hear Akwasi, the Dutch rapper, actor and writer of Ghanaian background; Barbaros Altuğ, the Turkish writer, journalist and literary agent; Asmaa Azaizeh, Palestinian poet, journalist and cultural curator born in Lower Galilee in Israel's north; Petina Gappah, lawyer and writer from Zimbabwe; Cağla Meknuze, jounalist and poet from Turkey; Jolyn Phillips, writer, poet and composer from South Africa; Simon(e) van Saarloos, American-Dutch writer and philosopher; and Vamba Sherif, Liberian-Dutch writer and journalist.

The authors present their work in their preferred writing language or mother tongue; Dutch and English translations are projected simultaneously.