The Belgium writer Leo Pleysier writes about a researcher at a Nigerian Institute. He lives on the compound with all kinds of people who work at the Institute. It is an isolated existence, even though he tries to venture into the world outside the compound. One day he returns form  a journey and receives the news that his mother (in Belgium) has passed away. He travels to Belgium but he arrivés too late for the funeral. His mother has already been buried. The contacts with his Belgium relatives are strained. He returns to his Nigerian wife and children. He lives in between. In between two countries, two cultures, two languages, isolated. 

Leo Pleysier – Zwart van het volk – Amsterdam 1996 – 141 pages

zwart van het volk

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