Babah Tarawally in Utrecht

Just a reminder that Babah Tarawally will be examining how you can escape black-and-white thinking during a discussion atTaal Doet Meer College

Babah Tarawally will be the central guest speaker at Taal Doet Meer College on January 31st. During the evening the question: ‘How do you escape black-and-white thinking’ will be asked.

The Taal Doet Meer College takes place at Taal Doet Meer in De Alchemist in Utrecht.

Babah Tarawally is a writer and journalist. He fled from Sierra Leone in the nineties and has been a Utrecht resident for several years. This Autumn his third book came out with the title: “Caught in black-and-white thinking. And how we can escape ‘.

During the Taal Doet Meer College, Babah Tarawally will be talking about his life story. He will make it clear that we do not have to be caught in black-and-white thinking. The question is what we can learn from each other, how we can use diversity and how we can benefit from this.

The role of language is also discussed. Following the College, Babah Tarawally will talk to participants and volunteers of Taal Doet Meer about their experiences with black-and-white thinking.

Taal Doet Meer organizes a lecture twice a year for volunteers, network partners and other interested parties. Here inspiring speakers from science, journalism and the social sector share their view of our world. Previously Joris Luyendijk, Kader Abdollah, Jan Terlouw, Abdelkader Benali and Halleh Ghorashi were present as the central guest speaker.

For more than 30 years Taal Doet Meer has been assisting some 900 volunteers a year who assist, foreign-speaking newcomers to Utrecht – young and old – so that they can participate in Utrecht society. Learning the Dutch language is a common thread in their work. After all, language is needed to find a job, talk to your child’s teacher, go to the doctor, read, work with a computer or do your homework. Taal Doet Meer encourage foreign speakers in Utrecht to learn and encourage enable mutual encounters between Utrechters. Language connects Utrechters and we connect Utrechters with language! More information via

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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