Hello! My name is Francine. I studied literature at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and this is my blog about literature and academics. On this blog you can find book reviews, literary travel tips, thoughts on academia, etcetera.
I specialized in Afrikaans poetry and my interests include feminism, sustainability, realism, classical literature, bibliophilia and art. I’m currently working on a self-funded PhD at the University of Amsterdam, where I’m researching the representation of trauma in the work of Breyten Breytenbach.
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