Niels Bekkema— Reader/Advisor/Editor (RAE)

I grew up in Norg, Netherlands

I currently live in Madrid, Spain

I was raised in Dutch. (languages)

I read and write in Dutch, English, Spanish. (languages)

I write Fiction, Short_stories. (genres)

I write for friends, public online, unborn readers.

Reason why I write: Array

My favourite authors are Ryszard Kapuściński, Carson McCullers, Torgny Lindgren.

My favourite stories on The GOAT PoL include Notes from Da Row (3): There Are More , The Guns are Silent but Trauma Prevails ,

My favourite subject(s) to write about include The weather.

Most rewarding moment as a writer for me is Stapling a final draft


Niels Bekkema is a writer, editor and translator with a background in visual arts. He is the co-founder of kilo Translations and is a Reader/Advisor/Editor for the Geopolitical Open Atlas of the Polity of Literature. In addition, he works for the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Madrid.

Work from Niels Bekkema published on The GOAT PoL

  • IND hearings cause asylum children unnecessary stress

    IND hearings cause asylum children unnecessary stress

    This article was published in the Dutch newspaper NRC on August 25, 2022. It was...

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  • The Zines of Terezín

    The Zines of Terezín

    Terezín was a purpose-built ghetto the Nazis used as a smokescreen for genocide. 33,000 Jews...

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  • Exploring the Polity of Comics: Queer Kinship in Gay Comix

    Exploring the Polity of Comics: Queer Kinship in Gay Comix

    Few readers enjoy their agency in a polity of literature more completely than does the...

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  • Art and Judgement in NL

    Art and Judgement in NL

    Concluding our trilogy about “the hole in the donut”—that rule-bound space within which our readings...

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  • Are You Syrious?

    A group of people in Europe, sometimes gathering, but also a news service on

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  • Refugee Info Bus

    The Refugee Info Bus was founded in March 2016 by a group of friends who...

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  • The Athens Zine Bibliotheque

    The Athens Zine Bibliotheque is a library of zines and small editions based in Athens,...

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  • Belly Zine

    An abolitionist journal by and for incarcerated people and their communities. A @true_leap publication. Support:...

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  • Voices Without Borders

    Voices Without Borders is a platform where every displaced person can voice their stories in...

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  • Underground Writing

    We are a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-need communities...

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