Sheffield University students translate Johan Fretz’ novel ‘Onder de Paramariboom’

How does history, our presentation and perception of the past, influence our views today? And what if the representation of our past excludes members of our communities in the present? Sheffield students of Dutch have been examining these difficult and relevant questions as part of the Dutch Project Module 2018. They worked with Johan Fretz, a Dutch author, stand up comedian and musician, to translate the first two chapters of Fretz’ second novel Onder de paramariboom.

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