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The remake of Uncle Tom's cabin

WINTERNACHT 1 -
Christine Otten, Frank Martinus Arion en Pieter Steinz - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Christine Otten, Frank Martinus Arion en Pieter Steinz - foto Serge Ligtenberg

"Aha, you must be the lady who started the civil war and has abolished slavery", said president Lincoln at the time to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's cabin. Can literature have such an important role? When history has overtaken fiction, as is the case in this novel, must a novel be adapted to make it more relevant? Writers Frank Martinus Arion, Vamba Sherif and Christine Otten attempt this. They rewrite parts of Uncle Tom's cabin and explain why their version is better suited to the modern reader than the original. Panel chairman is Pieter Steinz. Dutch spoken.