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Lara Nuberg

Lara Nuberg - foto Geert Broertjes
Lara Nuberg - foto Geert Broertjes

(1990) writes, narrates and produces audio-stories about (colonial) history, identity and the culture of remembrance. She has been published in Dutch daily newspapers and the Indonesian monthly Moesson. Together with the Indonesian writer and visual artist Lala Bohang, she created The Journey of Belonging (2020), a quest for the influence of history on their lives and those of the women in their Indonesian families. In 2021, she appeared as one of the experts in the TV program Het Museum van Nederland (The Museum of the Netherlands). She is also head instructor and coordinator of the educational project Colonial Traces in My Neighbourhood, and is currently working on her debut novel, Gado Gado, inspired by her own search for identity and belonging (expected in 2024). Early 2025 she will publish, together with Feba Sukmana, a reissue of the letters by Kartini.

(WU2024)

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  • Writers Unlimited 2024

    OVT Live from Writers Unlimited Festival The Hague

    With: Abdelkader Benali, Adriaan van Dis, Frank van Bommel, Frans van Deursen, Frederique van Rijn, Lara Nuberg, Mark Nieuwenhuis

    Every Sunday morning, the topicality of history is the focus of one of the most popular radio programs in the Netherlands. On Sunday morning, 21 January 2024, OVT was broadcast live from Writers Unlimited Festival in the foyer of Theater aan het Spui. You could listen to and watch discussions, interviews and stories by festival authors and others. Hosts: Julie Blussé or Laura Stek. In Dutch.

  • Writers Unlimited 2024 – Saturday Night Unlimited

    Old Ties, New Connections: A trip via the Indonesian past to the present

    The ties between The Netherlands and Indonesia is a complicated history, and has strongly influenced generations of people with roots in the Dutch Indies. How do writers from generations born in The Netherlands view the land of their (grand)parents? The country they only know from lore, and with which they have built a new relationship of their own? Old Ties, New Connections is about having roots in another country and another time, about displacement and fresh ties to Indonesia.

    Adriaan van Dis' work leads back in part to his Dutch Indies background. His 2023 novel Naar zachtheid en een warm omhelzen (To Tenderness and a Warm Hug), deals with his youth with his grandfather and Ommie, the woman who cared for and brought him up when Van Dis could not go home because his father struggled with the trauma of having been in a internment camp.

    Maddy Stolk wrote in her autofiction novel Soedah, laat maar (Soedah, Never Mind, 2023) about her mothers past in an internment camp and how it affected her whole youth while she empties the house after her mother's death. In this way, she confronts the ghosts of her youth one more time.

    Authors Ellen Deckwitz, Lara Nuberg and Robin Block belong to the third generation of Indonesians in The Netherlands. How do they look at the preceding generations? What is their view of the country where their ancestors were born?

    With a presentation by Adriaan van Dis, Ellen Deckwitz, Lara Nuberg and Robin Block.