(Amsterdam, NL 1981) studied history at the Free University in Amsterdam. She worked as as researcher with the International Information Centre for the Women's Movement, charting Moroccan-Dutch women's history. On that subject she did her Master's: The migration of Moroccan women to the Netherlands, 1967-1980. For the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the treaty enabling the mass migration of Moroccans to the Netherlands she wrote the book Marokkanen in Nederland, pioniers vertellen, (Moroccans in the Netherlands, Pioneers Tell Their Stories) with Annemarie Cottaar en Fatiha Laouikili. In 2012 her Ph.D. thesis appeared: Het Land van Herkomst, Perspectieven op verbondenheid met Marokko, 1960-2010 (The Country of Origin, Perspectives on Alliance with Morocco, 1960-2010), a tryptich shedding light on Dutch and Moroccan government policy and the influence of Moroccan organisations as well as telling the stories of the migrants themselves. Her membership of an advisory organ of King Mohammed VI led to some controversy. Bouras was a guest in tv shows such as the popular late night talkshow Pauw & Witteman, Een Vandaag en the Dutch Muslim Channel.(WU 2014 GR aangepast)
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The writer increasingly becomes a brand name with an ever growing media circus surrounding book presentations. The anonymous author has stopped selling. 'Buy me!' the eyes of many a writer at many a talkshow table seem to be screaming. The show has become more important than content. How do you set foot in the land of literature? How pernicious is commercialisation for literature? High time to unravel the new realities of literature with Anne Provoost and P. F. Thomése. Nadia Bouras hosts. Herman Koch opens with a column. In Dutch.
Umar Mirza (the young editor-in-chief of Wijblijvenhier.nl (We're staying here.nl) and host of the tv programme Mijn moskee is de beste, (My Mosque is just it) in three programmes takes the audience on a journey. In part 1 we hear new migrants' stories. The barren cold, the great getting-used-to, we know about those aspects of migration by now. But what goes on beneath the surface? Reggie Baay, Nadia Bouras and Fidan Ekiz dig up intimate, hilarious anecdotes, offering a rare view of the inside of uprooted lives. With music by the Iranian master percussionist Mohammad Reza Mortazawi. In Dutch.