24/04/2017

Belgian writer Tom Lanoye honours Nelson Mandela in Hugo Claus Lecture

Blog / By ZAM Reporter
Photo by Michiel Hendryckx. Source Wikimedia Commons. Photo by Michiel Hendryckx. Source Wikimedia Commons.

As in the old days of Apartheid, Nelson Mandela is still portrayed as an evil force in some Flemish circles, the writer Tom Lanoye argued is the Hugo Claus Lecture he delivered mid-March in Anvers. Lanoye presents a long list of high ranking collaborators with a system once declared a crime against humanity by the United Nations. Read a summary in Dutch here.