De Kraai by Kader Abdolah

  • Started on: 2011-03-17
  • Finished on: 2011-03-17
  • Read in: Dutch
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): General Fiction


This years ‘week of the book’ is about writer (auto-)biographies, and the gift is written by Dutch-Iranian writer Kader Abdolah. The story of De kraai (The Crow) is about a refugee from Iran who lives in Amsterdam and tells about his life and how he became a writer, first in Persian, later in Dutch.
The book is short, only 91 pages (all bookweek gifts are) but the story doesn’t feel rushed. It is a very nicely written story, describing the beauty of Iran, the hardships of the flight and the life in The Netherlands well without being able to go into detail.