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Hospitality calls for a cultural and social debate

Mira Feticu en Chris Keulemans tijdens 'Gastvrijheid' op 16 december 2021 in Studio B, Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Mira Feticu en Chris Keulemans tijdens 'Gastvrijheid' op 16 december 2021 in Studio B, Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag - foto Serge Ligtenberg

"How many hours do you have?" Chris Keulemans asked.
"Can I tell a joke?" Mira Feticu asked.
Everything was allowed under the subtle lead by moderator Canan Marasligil, hospitable as she was. And so a precise conversation unfolded about hospitality in cultures, in language, with other authors, but also about solidarity, shame, transnationalism and 'fuck off'. It became apparent that hospitality, gastvrijheid in dutch requires a larger cultural and social debate - and an ode to the word. Because what a beautiful Dutch word gastvrijheid is!

The video registration of this edition of the Writers Series is available here. And read Gastvrijheid by Chris Keulemans! Nice gift for the holidays or to read beforehand and talk about it during dinner.

Order Gastvrijheid by Chris Keulemans (Dutch language version only) at your favorite bookshop, for instance De Vries Van Stockum.

Posted on: Friday 17 December 2021