How does one become a writer in a different language? We asked Sholeh Rezazadeh, who moved from Iran to the Netherlands and made her successful debut in 2021 with a novel in Dutch.
Dutch in the World
As a medium-sized language with about 24 million native speakers, Dutch should be more ambitious. In this series, we investigate how international the language is.
With the support of the Nederlandse Taalunie (Dutch Language Union).
International interest in Dutch sources is huge and, thanks to digitalisation, there are more texts available than ever. But human know-how is lagging behind technological progress.
How to deal with Dutch words, concepts and expressions that simply cannot be translated into another language?
If you’re not Dutch, you’re not much. Does that vision correspond with how other people view the inhabitants of the Low Countries and their language? Or is the picture more nuanced?
Once upon a time, the Dutch language played an important role in international trade talks and diplomatic relations.