Three Modern Classics Of Dutch (Post-)Colonial

Three Modern Classics Of Dutch (Post-)Colonial

Literary highlights from the Dutch East and West Indies

1 July 2020 - Wilma Scheffers

Dutch literature is as varied as the Netherlands’ complex history. Wilma Scheffers, advisor of Writers Unlimited festival in The Hague and literary festival Woordnacht Rotterdam, offers a brief overview of the former Dutch colonies and takes a look at three important classics from the Dutch Antilles, Surinam and Indonesia respectively.

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Wilma Scheffers

Wilma Scheffers (1958) studied Dutch language and literature and is specialized in Dutch colonial and post colonial literature and history. She works on a biography of Wolter Robert van Hoëvell (1812-1879), liberal politician who was a great advocate in Dutch parliament for political reform in the colonies.