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Annejet van der Zijl en Kristen Gehrman over The Boy Between Worlds

07 november 2019
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Thursday November 7th, 7.30 PM Dutch author Annejet van der Zijl en her translator Kristen Gehrman discuss The Boy Between Worlds (Sonny Boy) at Athenaeum Bookstore, Spui 14-16. Harm Hendrik ten Napel is our moderator. Admission is free, but RSVP.

Donderdag 7 november vanaf 19.30 spreken Annejet van der Zijl en Kristen Gehrman bij Athenaeum Boekhandel & Nieuwscentrum over The Boy Between Worlds, Gehrmans vertaling van Sonny Boy. Harm Hendrik ten Napel modereert. En jij kan erbij zijn!

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N.B. Lees op Athenaeum.nl Gehrmans toelichting bij haar vertaling, maar ook een fragment uit Bernhard. Een verborgen geschiedenis en onze bespreking van De Amerikaanse prinses.

Over The Boy Between Worlds

From the bestselling author of An American Princess comes the true story of an unconventional family divided by war and prejudice during WWII.

When they fell in love in 1928, Rika and Waldemar could not have been more different. She was a thirty-seven-year-old Dutch-born mother, estranged from her husband. He was her immigrant boarder, not yet twenty, and a wealthy Surinamese descendant of slaves. The child they have together, brown skinned and blue eyed, brings the couple great joy yet raises some eyebrows. Until the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands explodes their promising life.

What unfolds is more than the astonishing story of a love that prevailed over convention. It’s also the quest of a young boy. Through the cruelty of World War II, he will fight for a connection between his father’s South American birthplace and his mother’s European traditions. Lost and displaced for much of his life, but with a legacy of resilience in his blood, he will struggle to find his place in the world.

Moving deftly between personal experience and the devastating machinations of war, The Boy Between Worlds is an unforgettable journey of hope, love, and courage in the face of humanity’s darkest hour.

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