High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Down and Dirty in Sheffield
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Down and Dirty in Sheffield

(Abdelkader Benali) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2013, № 21, PP. 98-105

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The Dutch writer Benali, staying in Sheffield to write about the city, visits the alcoholic inferno on a Saturday evening. According to Benali Sheffield on such a night is like carnival in Maastricht: everyone is dressed for an erotic danse macabre. Benali walks around astounded, confounded, trying to unravel the efficient and ruthless logic of local nightlife. Vaut le voyage.

This article is part of the citybooks-project by the Flemish Dutch House deBuren. They invite international authors and photographers to take part in a two week residency with one of the local partner organisations in various interesting European cities. The resulting citybook (stories, essays or poems) can be read, listened to and downloaded for free on the citybooks-website. You can find Benali's citybook here.

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