The Nickel Boys
American author Colson Whitehead presents a moving follow-up to his award-winning international bestseller 'The Underground Railroad'. The latter was selected for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club 2.0, and won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and a Carnegie Medal …
In his new novel 'The Nickle Boys', Colson Whitehead sheds light on a more recent dark chapter in American history: the Jim Crow era in the Southern United States, where racial segregation kept African Americans in a subordinate status by undermining their civil rights. These turbulent times are still highly topical and continue to warrant our attention.
Music by Martha Da'Ro. Also known as Martha Canga Antonio, she made her breakthrough as an actress in the film “Black” by Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah. Next to acting, Martha Da’ro has been a singer in the hip-hop collective Soul’Art, with whom she
released two EP’s and performed in Paradiso (Amsterdam), Ancienne Belgique (Brussels) and
Couleur Café festival (Brussels). The last year, however, Martha Da’ro has focused on recording her EP “Cheap Wine & Paris”, which she will self-release in early 2019. Her music elicits comparisons to Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys and
Lily Allen, but her voice cannot be compared to anyone else’s. Close your eyes and let Martha Da’ro take you to her dreamy universe.
laudatio Melat G. Nigussie in cooperation with Uitgeverij Atlas, KU Leuven and Urban Woorden