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Lieve Joris

 Lieve Joris is internationally known as the author of books such as Terug naar Congo, Zangeres op Zanzibar and Dans van de luipaard. In 1999 her book Mali blues was awarded the Cultural Prize of the Flemish Community and the French Prix de l'Astrolabe. Apart from Africa she has always been fascinated by the Arab world and we see this is her first novel De Golf, published in 1986, the Book Week essay Een kamer in Cairo (1991) and De poorten van Damascus (1993), which has been translated into several languages. Her most recent book, Het uur van de rebellen, was published in 2006 and is once again set in the Congo.

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Lieve Joris

Lieve Joris says that she ‘is not a writer of fiction’. Her Radiobook is an autobiographical work and deals with her father who, after the death of his wife, is unable to look after himself and, much against his will, has to move to a home for the elderly. This is a moving and often tragicomic story about the loneliness of old age and children’s feelings of powerlessness.

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