How South Africans liberated some Dutch

Journalist and writer Bart Luirink was a board and staff member of the Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement and editor of De Anti Apartheids Krant. From 1990, Luirink worked as a correspondent in Johannesburg for Dutch newspapers, radio and television. He published a number of books about South Africa, among them Puur Goud, Andere verhalen uit Zuid-Afrika (2010, Augustus Publishers). In 2000 he initiated Behind the Mask, a website magazine on gay and lesbian affairs in Africa. Luirink is based in Amsterdam and is the editor-in-chief of ZAM, an online platform of African journalists, photographers and artists. At Think!Fest he spoke about his involvement in the Anti-Apartheid Movement and how his early anger at the apartheid regime (the motivating force for joining the movement) became a fascination with the ideas of non-racialism and the truly universal questions raised by the struggle.



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