Wars produce stories. Stories of death and disaster. Stories of lives torn apart. Stories of people who were changed for the remaining part of their lives. The civil war in Sierra Leone produced stories. One of these is the story of Ismael Beah. He for the first time encountered the civil war when he was … Continue reading review A LONG WAY GONE


In this one book you will receive two stories. Mind you, not two independent stories, the first and the second, the first and the last. These two stories intertwine and get closer and closer. In one story you will read about two men, an old man Tuahir and a young boy Muidinga. They have escaped … Continue reading TERRA SONÂMBULA


This is the devastating lifestory of Amina Ingabire. Amina has told the story of her life to Saskia Smith. It is a story of violence, of abuse, of assault, of rape, of violent men, of untrustworthy people. The story of a woman who kept going, who decided to make her own decisions. Amina is raised … Continue reading ACHTER DE BERGEN

to defeat isis, we must call

Violence exploded in Paris, the capital city of France. A city often associated with ‘love’. Not the first time, not in Paris, not in Beirut, not a beach in Tunesia, not in Syria etcetera etcetera.  Laila Lalami, born in Morocco, working and living in the United States of America, speaks her mind on these explosive … Continue reading to defeat isis, we must call