Radiobooks: Diane De Keyzer & Hassnae Bouazza


SUN 08.06.08 | 17.00 > 18.30

De Droge Coo, Zeedijk 10, 8400 Oostende

This year deBuren and Vrijstaat O. will be collaborating on six public recordings of Radio Books and two writers' residencies in Ostend. On 8th June the Flemish writer Diane De Keyzer and the Dutch author Hassnae Bouazza will read their Radio Books in the Droge Coo, a beautiful historical location on the coast. Relaxing and listening to literature is the perfect way to end a day by the sea.

Hassnae Bouazza is a columnist for Vrij Nederland newspaper and works as a translator and researcher for the VPRO. Together with the former editor-in-chief of Het Parool newspaper, Sytze van der Zee, she wrote Dochters van Khadija (2004), a novel about three young Moroccan girls who work in a cafeteria owned by a Dutch man who is also a supporter of Pim Fortuyn.

Diane De Keyzeris a freelance journalist and on the staff of the Vlaams Ondersteuningscentrum voor Basiseducatie [Flemish Support Centre for Primary Education]. She wrote the bestseller Madame est servie, about domestic staff, and a book about gastronomic culture, De keuken van meesters en meiden. In 2004 she published De schaamte en de schrik, goesting en genot, in which four generations of women talk about their sex education, or lack of it. Her most recent book, Met madame aan zee - meesters en meiden in de villa's aan de Belgische kust (1900-1940), was published in 2006.