Rotterdam (1979) first published a poem 'Taj Mahal' (1997) as a postcard for the Uitmarkt in Amsterdam. After that, his career quickly got off the ground: the national paper Trouw reprinted the poem, and gave him a weekly column. In 1999, his first poetry collection, Taj Mahal was published by Vassallucci.
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South African stand-up comedian Soli Philander was master of ceremonies in the theater's foyer. He presented a number of performing poets, story-tellers, and some young writers. Amongst them were Chandra Doest (Surinamese/Dutch), Louise Wondel (performer/poet from Surinam, writing in Aukan, the language of the Marrons) and the much praised young Dutch poet Ayatollah Musa.