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Fate Decided Otherwise?Henk van Woerden (1947-2005)
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Fate Decided Otherwise?Henk van Woerden (1947-2005)

(Elsbeth Etty) The Low Countries - 2006, № 14, pp. 287-288

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On 16 November, at the age of 57, Dutch writer Henk van Woerden died in his sleep in Ann Arbor as the result of cardiac arrest. Van Woerden had been delighted with all the enthusiastic reviews of his latest 'Ultramarine', a novel that if one reads between the lines is also his political testament. With his considerable experience of migration he felt compassion for migrants and was indignant about the impossible demands made of newcomers in the Netherlands.

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