Out off the caves from my soul - Uit de spelonken van mijn ziel
Een nieuwe gedichtenbundel van Manja Croiset in twee talen:
oorlog of vrede
vernietiging of wederopbouw
mitrailleur of drilboor
of het nu oorlog of vrede is
leven is er altijd op twee?rlei wijze
An anthology from Manja's poems in English
I never had a vacation
because I never felt free
Manja Croiset was born in July 1946 in Amsterdam--the youngest of three daughters of Holocaust survivors.
Her father, half Jewish, was in concentration camps during the war because of underground printing-including printing for the famous Dutch newspaper "Het Parool". Her mother, lost her entire family-(grand)parents, brother, and sister-during this tragic period of history.
As a girl, Manja felt invisible, with no right to fear or sorrow because of the tragedies her parents had survived--always so much worse than anything she was going through or ever could go through. But, she has been through a lot, particularly the time she spent in traditional mental hospitals that never seemed to help, but actually made her situation and condition