Europe and the other?

Tuesday 11 June 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Story-Line @ Centre Céramique Maastricht
English event

Two young Dutch storytellers, artist and film maker Naomi White and writer Simone Atangana Bekono, discuss the Afro-European identity in Europe and the role it plays in their work.

Naomi White is graduating this summer from Interdisciplinary Arts Maastricht with her short film Face it. The screening of Face it in Centre Céramique is also the premiere of her film. Face It opens the doors to the world of Laeno. When Laeno returns to a cafe she has avoided for five years, she is confronted with fearful memories.

Simone Atangana Bekono graduated in 2016 from Creative Writing ArtEZ in Arnhem with the poem collection Hoe de eerste vonken zichtbaar waren (How the first sparks were visible). This was published in 2018 by Wintertuin/Lebowski. Her story ‘Begrafenis’ (Funeral) appeared in the collection Zwart, Afro-European literature from the low countries (2018). Autumn 2019 her first novel will be published by Lebowski.

Wouter Greven (Master in Film Science; Assistant programmer at Lumière Cinema Maastricht) will lead the conversation.

“Europe and the other?” Is organized by Story-Line Maastricht and iArts Maastricht in collaboration with Europe Direct and Centre Céramique and is made possible in part by the Huis van de Kunsten.

Tuesday 11 June 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Centre Céramique Maastricht
English event
Entrance free

Reception with coffee, tea and music

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