As the editors Elleke Boehmer and Sarah De Mul of The Postcolonial Low Countries rightly argue, little attention has traditionally been paid to Dutch-speaking areas in global analysis of the cultural legacy of Europe's colonial policies. In this respect, the publication of a new volume that attempts to reach a broad range of scholars interested in the legacy of Dutch and Belgian colonial policies in the contemporary Low Countries and their former overseas possessions in Africa, Asia, and the Americas should be welcomed. Several of the articles presented in this collected volume meet high academic standards. This is the case, for instance, with Henriette Louwerse's chapter on the Dutch–Moroccan author Hafid Bouazza, Ieme van der Poel's comparative study of Moroccan diasporic writing in Catalan and in Dutch, and Liesbeth Minnaard's article on the perception of Amsterdam in a short story by the Turkish–German author Emine Sevgi Özdamar. As these references...

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