by Toon Kerkhoff Someone pointed me to a trailer of a play called Hinterlands – Heart of Lightness. The play, recently staged at the Homerostheater in The Hague is a translated version of a play originally performed in Dutch: “Achterlanden” by Dutch playwright Ko van den Bosch. In short, it’s about a white expat couple … Continue reading Guest Piece: Blackface Takes to the Stage in The Hague
A friend and I were recently discussing holiday options and she mentioned the recent concept of glamping. This is completely new to me as a holiday alternative, but basically means "glamorous camping". Intrigued, as this seemed to be a contradiction in terms, I went away and did a little research. One of the first sites I … Continue reading Gypsy Caravan Tourism is beyond Problematic. It’s Perverse.
My favourite pieces from the "race and identity" archive I've compiled from living and working in the Netherlands for the last two years.
The golly is a British colonial doll, (originally a storybook character from the Florence Upton series circa 1895), still hanging around in the 21st century due to those apologists who just can't let it go and refuse to acknowledge the potential harm through racial incitement that the old toy can still cause. I spent my … Continue reading Why AntiGolliwog?