(1955) studied landscape architecture at Wangeningen University. Some time after her graduation she decided to choose journalism as a profession. She started her own office for journalistic productions and photography in 1985. In addition to assignments in the agricultural sphere she has written on a wide range of subjects, notably nature, the environment and health care, but also on social and cultural affairs. In 2000 her book Mexicaanse sneeuw (Mexican Snow) was published, a visual travelogue on the time she spent with the Tarahumara, a primitive indian tribe in the inaccessible Mexican highlands. De weg naar Villarbon (The Road to Villarbon) is the story about a deserted village in Spain, about the ideals of an enthusiastic mayor that clash with new initiatives. This colourful novel appeared in 2004. In 2006 the novel De groeten aan de koningin (Greetings to the Queen) was published, the report of her adventurous journey to the interior of Surinam.
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What lady would leave the beaten track? Why run the risk of illness, robbery and the unknown bush? Two travel writers and a professor talked to one another. Karin Anema ventured into the Surinamese interior, Ineke Holtwijk made her acquaintance with a recently discovered indian tribe in the heart of Brazil. Bert Paasman, emeritus professor of Colonial Letters, looked for the driving force of earlier explorers. Do Anema and Holtwijk understand their predecessors? Dutch spoken.