I am a freelance journalist from the Netherlands focused on Africa. I write mainly about social economic issues, women and urbanisation - always with the people themselves and their daily lives in the center. I travel to sub-Saharan Africa regularly to write articles. The last couple of years I spent a lot of time reporting in the Great Lakes area. Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda... These and other African countries have gotten under my skin. Every trip seems to evoke a new one. My second book has just been published. Subject is urbanisation in Africa. For this book Gin-tonic & Cholera
, I've lived in six different African cities over the last two years: Luanda, Maputo, Bukavu, Jinja, Ibadan and Bobo-Dioulasso.
People I've interviewed abroad always ask me if they can read the article, thinking I'd write it in English. When I tell them that my stories are written in Dutch, they're dissapointed. Who speaks this language anyway? This is why I decided to give my website in Dutch an English equivalent. Inevitably it will be less extensive than the Dutch blog, but I'll keep it updated with the most important developments.
if you have any questions or remarks.
to go to the main page of this blog in English.