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Dood in Bourgondië

Jef Geeraerts (author)

Dood in Bourgondië

Dood in Bourgondië vertelt een aangrijpend autobiografisch verhaal. Eleonore, de geliefde van Jef Geeraerts, krijgt na een periode van een ernstige ziekte te kampen met hevige bloedingen. Een gynaecoloog houdt de gevaarlijke buitenbaarmoederlijke zwangerschap voor een miskraam. Vijftig dagen later verkeert Eleonore door deze verkeerde diagnose in permanent levensgevaar. Met nauwelijks ingehouden w
Title
Dood in Bourgondië
Author
Jef Geeraerts
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Antwerpen: Manteau, 1999
226 p.
ISBN
90-223-1522-3

About Jef Geeraerts

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Jozef Adriaan Anna Geeraerts (23 February 1930 – 11 May 2015), better known as Jef Geeraerts, was a Belgian writer.

Geeraerts was born in Antwerp. After his studies in political and administrative sciences at the Koloniale Hogeschool in Antwerp he became a colonial administrator in Belgian Congo. On the independence of the Congo he sent his wife and children back to Belgium and in August 1960 he himself returned to Belgium. During the next six years he was paid by the government (return program). After that time he needed to find a job to survive. He decided to become a writer and went to the University of Brussels to study Germanic languages.

Career as a writer

When he had finished his studies he wrote his first novel, Ik ben maar een neger ("I'm just a negro"), which put him on the map as extremely controversial. The book was based on his experience as military in th…Read more on Wikipedia