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Le Noir au coeur blanc : roman

Arthur Japin (author), Isabelle Rosselin (translator)
Title
Le Noir au coeur blanc : roman / Arthur Japin ; trad. du néerlandais par Isabelle Rosselin
Author
Arthur Japin
Translator
Isabelle Rosselin
Language
French
Original language
Dutch
Original title
De zwarte met het witte hart
Publisher
Place of publishing unknown: Gallimard, 2000
483 p.
ISBN
2-07-075268-2

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About Arthur Japin

Arthur Valentijn Japin (born 26 July 1956 in Haarlem) is a Dutch novelist.

Biography

His parents were Bert Japin, a teacher and writer of detective novels, and Annie Japin-van Arnhem. After a difficult childhood—his father killed himself when Arthur was twelve years old—Japin entered the Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam, where he trained as an actor. He was also briefly an opera singer at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam.

His first novel, De zwarte met het witte hart (1997), translated as The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi, was the story of two Ashanti princes, Kwame Poku and Kwasi Boachi, who were taken from today's Ghana and taken to the court of the Dutch king Willem I in 1837. The book became a bestseller and is considered a classic of modern Dutch literature. In November 2007, an opera based on the novel premiered in Rotterdam, with an English libretto by Arthur Japin and music by the British composer Jonathan Dov…Read more on Wikipedia

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