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So far Lilia Visser has created 68 blog entries.

What to read this Black History Month

Written by Lauren It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month in the United States and Canada, a celebration and recognition of Black culture and history and its enduring legacy in lands far removed from the African continent. At the ABC, we’ve put together a list of reading recommendations for Black [...]

Black Love

Written by Naomi February is Black History Month and also features Valentine’s Day. Why not combine the two? Below are some recommendations of romantic fiction where Black people take the lead, both in writing and in being written about. Happy reading! Mead Mishaps series by Kimberley Lemming [...]

Staff Picks – the Love edition of 2024

Written by Lília With Valentine’s Day falling at mid-month, February is the LOVE month, and in this Staff Picks, Luke and Iris talk about books related to love—in all its forms. We put our heads together and came up with some interesting recommendations. [...]

Book to screen: the fantasy edition

Written by Lília When I was 15 or 16-years-old, I got obsessed with The Lord of the Rings and its first film adaptation. It opened a world of fantasy books and films to me. Back then, having a fantasy book filmed was not as popular as it is nowadays. Fast-forward several [...]

Deborah Levy, a modern feminist author at middle-age

By Dr. Otto Bleker To be honest, I had never heard of her name before Nathalie Wouters’ article “Wisdom arrives by the years,” was published in the monthly July 2023 NRC magazine. Levy wrote for the theatre, wrote short stories and published her first novel Beautiful Mutants in 1987. In 2012, [...]

X: ABC Top 5 2023 Edition: Lauren, Maarten and Lília

Here we go again with our 5(ish) favorite reads of 2023! We try very hard to keep it to five, but it’s not always possible. So, there may be five or six suggestions, an A and a B list, memorable reads or just plain marvelous books. This year we’re presenting [...]

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