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Babeth Fonchie Fotchind

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Babeth Fonchie Fotchind

Babeth Fonchie Fotchind (b. 1993) is a Dutch lawyer and poet whose parents moved to the Netherlands from Cameroon. She has published in Kluger Hans, De Revisor, De Groene Amsterdammer, DWB, De Gids, and Elle, among others. She was also the in-house poet for online feminist magazine Lilith Mag. She was selected for the deBuren’s writing residency and a Dutch Foundation for Literature Fellowship. In 2022, her debut poetry collection, Plooi/Fold, was published by De Geus.

Articles by Babeth Fonchie Fotchind

Family in a tunnel
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Because of a Woman: Two Poems
By Babeth Fonchie Fotchind
Dutch poet Babeth Fonchie Fotchind remembers the women in her family and evokes her family's immigration from Cameroon to the Netherlands in these two poems.
Translated from Dutch by Michele Hutchison