Schrijver Jef Geeraerts (85) overleden

The Belgian writer Jef Geeraerts worked in the former Belgian colony of Congo. He did serve for the colonial government in a military capacity and as a civil servant. In the sixties of last century he started writing, first about his experiences in his former place of work. This led to books like ‘I am just a negro’ about the medical assistent GrégoireMatsombo during the days of impending and achieved independence (I wrote a booknote on this book). He wrote a series of four books titled ‘Gangreen’ with implicit criticism of society, also here his days in Congo are present in a strong way. These books with heavily criticised by readers for Geeraerts did not mince his words about the colonial days and masters and women. 

Jef Geeraerts passed away.

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