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De nieuwkomers

Lojze Kovacic (author), Roel Schuyt (translator)
Bubi is tien jaar wanneer hij in Basel met zijn ouders en zusje op de trein wordt gezet naar Slovenië, het land waar zijn vader vandaan komt. Zijn vader heeft in de jaren twintig verzuimd het staatsburgerschap aan te vragen en nu worden onder dreiging van de naderende oorlog alle vreemdelingen het land uitgezet.
Voor Bubi is de reis een groot avontuur. Hij geniet van alles wat hij om zich he
Title
De nieuwkomers
Author
Lojze Kovacic
Translator
Roel Schuyt
Language
Dutch
Original language
Slovenian
Original title
Prisleki
Publisher
Amsterdam: Van Gennep, 2010
3 dl.
ISBN
9789055156986 (dl. 1) 9789461640888 (dl. 2)

About Lojze Kovacic

Lojze Kovačič (9 November 1928 – 1 May 2004) was a Slovene writer. His novel The Newcomers (Slovene: Prišleki) is often considered one of the most important Slovene novels of the 20th century and has been translated into German, French, Spanish, and Dutch.

Kovačič was born to a Slovene father and a German mother in Basel, Switzerland in 1928. When his patriotic father refused Swiss citizenship, his family was expelled from Switzerland in 1938 and moved first to rural Lower Carniola and then to Ljubljana, just at the outbreak of the Second World War. His father's death in 1944 shifted the burden of supporting the family onto Lojze. At the end of the war, the mere fact that they were half German made them suspicious and the whole family apart from Lojze were deported. Lojze remained despite frequent confrontations with the authorities. In 1962 he graduated in Slavic and Germanic Studies from the Faculty of Education o…Read more on Wikipedia