’The Promise’ van Damon Galgut

Datum: (AANGEPAST) 19 mei 2022
Inloop 19:00
Tijd: 19:30 - 21:30
Locatie: Keizersgracht 141-C, Amsterdam
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Inleiding door: Ingrid Glorie


  • The Promise/De belofte is te leen in de bibliotheek.

  • The leeskring is in het Nederlands.


Winner of the Booker Prize 2021. There is nothing unusual or remarkable about the Swart family, oh no, they resemble the family from the next farm and the one beyond that, just an ordinary bunch of white South Africans, and if you don’t believe it then listen to us speak … The many voices of The Promise tell a story in four snapshots, each one centered on a family funeral, each one happening in a different decade. In the background, a different president is in power, and a different spirit hangs over the country, while in the foreground the family fights over what they call their farm, on a worthless piece of land outside Pretoria. Over large jumps in time, people get older, faces and laws and lives all change, while a brother and sister circle around a promise made long ago, and never kept …


Keizersgracht 141-C
1015 CK Amsterdam


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