review PUUR GOUD


I should have put this book aside and tell myself to take some distance and reflect on what I had read uptill now. To say to myself: Later this week I will continue reading this book. But I did not, I could not. I had started and the writer dragged me along, page after page, … Continue reading review PUUR GOUD

review VAN ACCRA NAAR AMSTERDAM


A mindblowing book. Let me state this right from the start. The journalist Kees Broere works as an Africa correspondent from Nairobi for the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant. He teams up with the photographer Sven and they look for young West African men who try to find their way to the golden future in … Continue reading review VAN ACCRA NAAR AMSTERDAM

review EK SIEN JOU!


South Africa has become a popular holiday destination. Many people want to travel to the southernmost country in Africa. To a number of Dutch people South Africa is not just a holiday destination, they have decided to move south and buy a second house, set up a business, take a longer time to stay there, … Continue reading review EK SIEN JOU!

review DE BUREN VAN OBAMA’S OMA


Over a period of several years the journalist Sandiford visited the slumarea Korogocho in the Kenian capotal Nairobi. Sometimes it was just a daylong visit. At another time she stayed for a month in a rented place in the slum area. So during this period of about twelve years she got to know quite a … Continue reading review DE BUREN VAN OBAMA’S OMA

review MEET ME AT THE CARLTON


These days it carries the name ‘ coffeetablebook’. Beautiful old pictures and old stories, just to scan them, to read bits and pieces or to read it in one go, form the beginning till the very end. This book takes you back to Johannesburg in the beginning of the 20th century. A town of pioneers, … Continue reading review MEET ME AT THE CARLTON