Martha Gellhorn ~ In February 1966, I fled the US and landed on the Dutch island of Bonaire, in the Caribbean

October 20, 2019
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Martha Gellhorn – Photo: biography.com

In 2014 publiceerde de Rozenberg Quarterly het interview van Bas Senstius (1957-2015) met Martha Gellhorn ~ A Furious Footnote In History.
‘In a man’s world she was one of the few women. Whereas her fellow journalists reported the war as if keeping score, she concentrated on the reality behind the statistics. She reported the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, Vietnam and Panama. What is it that drives her to these hotbeds ? An interview (conducted in 1991) with an angry old lady.’
Hier kunt u het interview lezenhttp://rozenbergquarterly.com/martha-gellhorn-a-furious-footnote-in-history/

Gisteravond kreeg ik een e-mail waarin ik gewezen werd op dit citaat uit haar boek The View from the Ground (1989):
‘America disgusted me, killing poor people called commies in Vietnam, maltreating poor people called niggers at home. I wrote to a friend that I felt like a displaced person and all I wanted to do was get out. In February 1966, I fled the US and landed on the Dutch island of Bonaire, in the Caribbean. This was my usual form of expeditionary travel; I had read that Bonaire was frequented by flamingoes which sounded strange and attractive. I wrote ‘Spiral to a Gun’; then put on a mask, clamped my teeth on a snorkel and washed off the world’s wrongs in the turquoise sea.’

Is er iemand die meer over dit bezoek van Martha Gellhorn aan Ikki’s eiland weet? Herinneringen, foto’s?

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