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English book launch of ‘My name is Selma’

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In collaboration with New Dutch Writing we are proud to present our first event since the lockdown and what an event indeed: we are celebrating the book launch of Selma van de Perre’s English translation of Mijn naam is Selma.

Selma van der Perre has lived an incredible life. Aged 17 when World War Two broke out, she joined the resistance movement and was transported to Ravensbruck concentration camp in 1944. Unlike her mother and sister who both perished in the holocaust, Selma survived by using an alias. Her memoir My Name Is Selma tells the remarkable story of her recovery, which she shares at this very special event.

Selma will be in conversation with her co-translators, Anna Asbury and Alice Tetley-Paul (via Zoom). Amanda Hopkinson, a literary translator and now Visiting Professor at Manchester and City universities, will chair the discussion.

On the 17th an edited recording of this event will go live via New Dutch Writing’s YouTube channel, for which details will become available soon. Please note that by signing up or this event, you automatically give consent for online usage of any event footage. Please note that this is a FREE event, but you will need to register. In order to maintain social distancing regulations, we only have 30 spaces available. Event Details:Date: 15 September 2020
Language: English
Location: Dutch ChurchTime: 4pm – 6pmDoors open: 3.30pm  


This event is supported by the Dutch Embassy 

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  • September 15, 2020
  • Tuesday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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English book launch of ‘My name is Selma’

Tuesday, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
September 15, 2020



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